Mark Squires Cabernet Sauvignon 2010 Review

2010 Karmei Yosef Winery Cabernet Sauvignon (Bravdo)  

RATING: 88 points
PRODUCER: Karmei Yosef Winery
FROM: Israel
VARIETY: Cabernet Sauvignon
DRINK: 2013 - 2020
SOURCE:, #205
Feb 2013
The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon (Bravdo) was aged for 12 months in a mixture of French and American oak. This shows the best focus of the red group and the most precision. Well-structured, with tension on the finish, this has a real but not overly severe backbone, an elegant mid-palate and a beautiful mouthfeel. It is quite graceful, charming, and very elegant, even with the tannic punch on the finish. Of the reds tasted here, this one is the one that might actually benefit the most from another year in the cellar, though it is certainly approachable now. There is also something of an herbal overlay on the finish that becomes a bit more apparent as it airs out. This nuance might get a bit more powerful with age. Its development with more air was modest. Drink now-2020.

In past iterations, I have not always been as happy with the wines from this property, but these certainly show notable improvement and I rather enjoyed them. It is also nice that they are well-priced and provide some value for the money as well.
-Mark Squires