Like in most world wine regions there’s a host of themes of how people get into winemaking. There’s the industrialists who make oceans of wine, there are the artists who make small but often amazingly well crafted batches of bliss and then are growers who evolved into winemakers after seeing their crops being utilized for much higher profits than they ever realized just selling their grapes.
The Red Poetry Winery is one of these grower launched ventures. Located on the windward side of the Judean Hills, the vineyards of the winery sits among fields of figs, peaches, nectarines, olive groves and a variety of table grapes.
2007 Red Stains
100% Carignan from 30 year old vines
aged with 1 year old barrels for about 18 months
very fruity and very expressive with apparent yet fairly soft tannins showing great aging potential
Mourvedre 75% & Syrah 25% reminiscent of a southern Rhone Valley blend
a much lighter earthier wine with Syrah being predominant on the nose which seemingly is becoming a common element in blends in this region
Syrah 40%, Merlot 40% with the remaing 20% Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Verdot
coconut on the nose from the oak aging
1-2,000 bottles produced
2007 Red Poetry Merlot
made from 100% Merlot
2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
very fruity with soft tannins showing enough character to age nicely