Carmel Winery, Upper Galilee and Shomron (Israel) “Limited Edition” 2003

($65, Royal Wine Company): The winemaker uses fruit from all over Israel for this plush wine, a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (50%), Petit Verdot (32%), Merlot (17%) and Cabernet Franc (1%).  Attractive, subtle spice supplements the initial impression of plump black cherries.  Full-bodied, it retains suaveness in its considerable length. 91 Michael Apstein Sep 4, 2007