Tzuba Metzuda Reserve 2016 | Terrific! From the vineyards of the $80 Domaine Castel
To open a bottle of Tzuba Metzuda Reserve 2016 is to enter the highest tier of quality in Israeli red wine. Produced at the Tzuba Estate Winery located in the Judean Hills. This is an area recognized as a major wine-producing region since Biblical times. Metzuda is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec, bursting with fruit. Yet offering many layers of complexity for wine lovers who are prepared to discover them. While displaying a bright purple color and is nice and young at the rim. In addition big oaky and fruity notes with hints of cedar and wood chips. Pair with robustly roasted meats, hearty stews or mature fine cheeses. This Tzuba Metzuda is a revelation
Tzuba Metzuda Reserve 2016 includes 44% Cabernet Sauvignon, 44% Merlot and 12% Cabernet Franc from the Tzuba Hillside Vineyards. Plus this medium-dark, full-bodied wine was aged in French oak barrels for 18 months. With complex aromas of spices, mineral soil, licorice, tobacco leaves, and coffee beans. Finally hints of red ripe fruits, chocolate, and roasted oak and a lingering finish.
Tzuba Estate Winery
So Tzuba Estate Winery evolved in the Judean Hills, an area historically recognized as a major wine-producing region since Biblical times. In addition, Tzuba is one of a very small group of wineries who use grapes sourced entirely from their own vineyards. The local topography of the Tzuba hillside vineyard, the 700-meter altitude, and climate provide ideal conditions for the dedicated kibbutz staff to cultivate the vineyards and produce a variety of prize-winning boutique wines. Tzuba Metzuda Reserve 2014 is the premier Tzuba offering.
Winemaker Paul Dubb
So, Moti Tzamir founded the winery and was its first manager and winemaker. Paul Dubb replaced Moti in 2007. While Dubb’s passion for wine started as a youngster while making wine with his father in South Africa. Establishing Tzuba vineyards in 1996, Paul was put in charge of the quality grapes used in several world-renown Judean Hills cuvees. Then, in 2000, Dubb joined the winery as winemaker. Dubb combines his deep knowledge of grape-growing, and his experience as a winemaker to produce some of Israel’s finest wines.