Shiloh for Shavuot

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Tamar Genger MA, RD
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The Jewish holiday of Shavuot begins in the evening on Saturday, May 23, 2015 and ends in the evening of Monday, May 25, 2015.

As we prepare for the giving of the Torah and three days of meals and entertaining with family and friends, our thoughts turn to the Holy Land and its many natural blessings.  Approximately 800 meters above sea level, overlooking the breathtaking views of the Benjamin strip in the Judean desert, lies some of the most fertile soil for winemaking on earth.  The region enjoys cold nights and warm sunny days, creating the ideal climate for the production of fine wines and Shiloh Winery has set a new standard of craftsmanship as one of the most awarded wineries in Israel since its founding in 2005.

It is with this impressive pedigree with roots that date back to Biblical times that we are recommending Shiloh for Shavuot.

kosher wine from Shiloh

The Shiloh Chardonnay, served well-chilled, is a perfect accompaniment to traditional fish and dairy foods served on Shavuot.

Shiloh Fort is a rich port-style dessert wine that will go great with chocolate or any dessert, especially cheesecake!  It has a resealable cork that can preserve the wine for the duration of the extended holiday.

The Legend and Secret Reserve are elegant, festive wines that can elevate most any meat or dairy meal.

Try any of these delicious Shiloh wines for Shavuot and you won’t be disappointed!

2013 Shiloh Chardonnay (Judean Hills); $29.  Very light amber green color with sweet white tropical fruit and peach aromas and a greenish yellow apple palate.  This is a medium- bodied wine with a pleasant and well-balanced finish.

2011 Shiloh Legend (Judean Hills);  $31.  A red blend of 45% Shiraz, 40% Petite Sirah, 9% Petit Verdot and 6% Merlot.  Rich and earthy, the wine has a stunning purple color and firm tannins. Aged for 16 months in oak barrels with pronounced characteristics of plum, cocoa, leather, mint and spice.

2010 Shiloh Secret Merlot Reserve (Judean Hills);  $38.  A dark and deep full-bodied Merlot, with a mixture of fruit and spicy coffee aromas, intense fruit flavors and incredible balance benefitting from 20 months aging in French oak barrels.

2010 Shiloh Fort (Port) (Judean Hills); $29.  An intense purple-red color, with mature fruit, jam and caramel aromas. It has moderate sweetness and a very heavy and concentrated body.