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Thou Shall Not Settle For Bad Kosher Wine…

Plum Market Co-Founder, Marc Jonna, recently had the pleasure of attending the Kosher Wine and Food Show in New York where he tasting over 100 wines. Detroit Jewish News asked him to create a Kosher Wine Guide to assist with busy holiday shoppers this season.  The wines below aren’t just kosher, they maintain a tremendous level of quality at different price-points that work for everyone’s budget.

 

$50+ KOSHER WINES

“These are those special wines I would proudly serve any Master Sommelier,” he says. castel-grand-vin-nov

2013 CB Matar by Pelter, Galilee. “The cumulonimbus cloud is known for both its towering power and graceful appearance. This blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Shiraz, Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc from the Upper Galilee mirrors those characteristics,” he says.
Plum Price: $54.97 

2013 Black Tulip Bordeaux Style Blend, Galilee. According to International Wine Review, “The Black Tulip is Tulip’s top-of-the-line bottle, consisting of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot sourced from the best barrels for each variety.”
Plum Price: $59.97 

2012 Domaine Du Castel Grand Vin, Jerusalem-Haute Judee.
Castel’s premium red wine: a blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot and a little Petit Verdot, made from their best grapes and aged 24 months in new French oak, according to Jonna.
Plum Price: $59.97

 

$30-$50 WINES

“A tremendous amount of world-class kosher wine is being made in this category,” Jonna says.

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2013 Hagafen Pinot Noir, Napa Valley. (Mevushal) From the winery: “This bright lively Pinot jumps out of the glass with aromas of juicy cranberry and lush strawberry.” Plum Price: $32.97 

2013 Petit Castel Red, Judean Hills. “The Petit Castel is lovely this year, in its subtle way,” Jonna says. “It is a blend of 53 percent Cabernet Sauvignon and 36 percent Merlot with small bits of Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot.” Plum Price: $39.97 

2013 Domaine Du Castel Chardonnay, Jerusalem. “Still the best Israeli white I’ve ever tasted, by a very wide margin,” Jonna says. “Crisp, with the perfect balance of fruit and oak. Expensive, yes, but worth every penny.” Plum Price: $40.97

 

 

 

 

 

 

UNDER $20 WINES

“This price range is actually the sweet spot for me,” Jonna says. “There are a number of wineries that maintain a tremendous level of quality without pushing prices out of the reach of most people. Many good and enjoyable value wines here.”

2014 Les Lauriers des Rothschild Rose, France.yarden-chardonnay1
Plum Price: $16.97 

2014 Goose Bay South Island Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand. (Mevushal) 
Plum Price: $18.97 

2014 Yarden Chardonnay, Galilee.
Plum Price: $19.99

2014 Cantine Del Borgo Pinot Grigio, Italy. (Mevushal)    
Plum Price: $11.97

2013 Hermon Mount Hermon White, Galilee.
Plum Price: $12.97 

2013 Hermon Mount Hermon Red, Galilee
Plum Price: $12.97

 

All prices are subject to change without notice. While supplies last.