I have seen this one pop up recently a number of shabbos tables. It is an approachable red for light wine drinkers, but for serious red drinkers it is far too sweet. An appropriate dessert wine, but nothing that should be served with a meal.
I found this wine to be one of my favorite, from the first time I tasted it. I looked Hi and Low in my neighborhood,and could not find it; so I went online and found it at Kosher Wine.com and ordered my case. My friends love it also.
Reminiscent of the Rashi Claret or even the Herzog Valflore, this is a somewhat heavy, somewhat sweet, robust & hearty wine that doesn't lean very heavily in any of the above categories. In other words, it's a dark, shtarke wine that teeters precariously close to a Concord or Malaga without ever falling into the identification with either designation. There is great flavor in addition to the sweetness, and it's the flavor rather than the sweetness that lasts on the palate long after kiddush is over. This is a nice quality wine for a change of pace in solid red wines.
I have experienced both the 2007 and 2008 vintage. This is the perfect red wine for anybody who does not appreciate a fine dry red wine. It is light and fruity with a tendency to leave a sweet finish. good for a light meal. A great wine to bring to dinner or as a gift when visiting as it goes with everything except a heavy brisket. Hope they continue to produce this wine.
I ordered this one with great expectations. I wasn't disappointed. Flowery aromas lead into pleasantly dry grapey flavors. It actually tasted like a mouthful of firm grapes. Finishes at the last moment with a surprising touch of sweetness. "Semi-sweet" is really a misnomer. "Semi-Dry" is a better description. Several of my tasters at the Shabbos table were reaching for the bottle to see what this was. A few felt like it could benefit from breathing for a while before drinking. Baron Herzog has a winner here. I'll be ordering this one again and often.
I tried this wine at a friend's house and liked it. Semi-dry, not too sweet. It was smooth drinking from the beginning. Looked for it in stores and could not find it. Searched the net and found KOSHER wines. Been ordering it since. Everyone i offered it too liked it. Baron Hergzog should market this more.
I have never had a Red Cab I liked, I first tasted this wine back in December 2009 while in NY and fell in LOVE with it. I since have not been able to find at my local wine stores in Charlotte, NC. So I googled to find a place to buy and this site had it WOW!I recently ordered 6 bottles and will be ordering a case as the 6 was not enough. LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS WINE
baron herzog does not know what it has on its hands. they should market this wine better. it is a very interesting wine. it initially tastes more like a dry cab but transitions into a sweet finishes. and the texture is silky smooth. the fruit is there and it's pure. if you have not tried this wine yet, buy a bottle because it's rare to find a young pseudo cab like this.
This wine inspires only two emotions from its tasters - love and hate. I myself am in the latter category, but as evident from the scores this wine receives from many consumers, it enjoys a large fan base. This wine has overt vanilla, sweet fruit, lingering blackberries, and bright sweet strawberries on the palate. The sweetness is overpowering and off- putting. This is the Kiddush wine for the modern wine drinker.