Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Four Picks For Your Passover Wines

Kosher wines from Argentina, France, and California 1Here are four kosher wine picks from around the globe. They are certain to please.

Value And Quality

For our Jewish friends preparing to celebrate Passover in just a few weeks, we’re pleased to present four kosher selections that will be ideal for the occasion. The quartet comes from three different continents.

Sforno Gran Reserva 2020Sforno 2020 Gran Reserva Red Blend, Argentina

This wine is 40% Malbec, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 20% Cabernet Franc. This wine has bold dark fruit with smooth tannins accented with sweet notes of oak. In Argentina, red Gran Reserva wines require two years of aging. Argentinian wines are always a great choice. This one nice richness and complexity for an SRP of $21.99.

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Chateau Lacaussade Saint-Martin 2019 Vieilles Vignes, Cotes de Bordeaux Blanc

This chateau is located near the French town of Blaye and its fortress of Vauban, which is classified as a World Heritage site. White Bordeaux from this area is made primarily from Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon and Muscadelle. It is fermented and aged in barrels on the lees, resulting in complex notes of lime, grapefruit, and oak. This has great QPR (quality price ratio) with a price of about $20.99.

Les Lauriers des Rothschild 2017 Montagne Saint-Émillon

Herzog 2018 Lineage Paso Robles Cabernet SauvignonKeep up with the latest. Follow us on Instagram!

An enchanting blend of 80% Merlot and 20% Cabernet Sauvignon, this wine is aged for 12 months in French oak. Montagne Saint-Émillon is a “satellite” of the famed Saint-Émillon vineyard in Bordeaux. You can expect a fruity aroma of fresh-picked berries with smooth tannins, light oak flavor mixed with plum and earth notes. This would be perfect with brisket. SRP is $22.99.

Herzog 2019 Lineage Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles

This California Cab from one of our favorite regions is bursting with fruit-driven flavors. On the palate the tannins are smooth and supple. Black cherry and rich red currant tastes highlight this big wine that has an accent of tobacco. It’s easy drinking and food-friendly. The wine celebrates the rich winemaking history of the Herzog family, which goes back to Rabbi Menachem Herzog in the early 19th century in Slovakia. He was asked to produce wine for the royal court of the Austro-Hungarian Empire, starting a a lineage of wine producers with customers around the world. SRP is $19.99.

Full disclosure: These wines were received as a marketing sample.

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