Yarden, Galilee (Israel) Chardonnay Odem Vineyard 2002

 ($20): The wines that the Golan Heights Winery produces under their Yarden label just get better and better. This 2002 Chardonnay, from an organic vineyard, is certainly a member of the buttery school of Chardonnay. Rich and intense, it has enough balancing acidity because of the elevation of the vineyards in Galilee to hold it all together. It’s an excellent wine that happens to be kosher. Now that’s something to rejoice about! 88 Michael Apstein Jan 10, 2006