18 Wines to Consider for Passover
Four cups of wine, two Seders, eight days of Passover – and many, many meals! So much time to taste and enjoy a variety of exceptional wines, at all price ranges. Some are new, some are "classic". KosherEye presents some delightful choices. Detailed wine descriptions have been shared by our tasters, our team of wine-mavens, and the experts. Wines are listed in price categories from moderately to medium priced, to "sip and splurge"! Prices are approximate.
As we drink the four glasses at our Seders we relive the story of our past and pray for renewed peace, spiritual growth, unity, and freedom for the Jewish people, everywhere. Wishing all a vintage Passover!
Baron Herzog Chenin Blanc – considered the best value in its category by Wine Enthusiast magazine fresh and round mouth feel with intense fruity notes of nectarine, gooseberry and pine with a bright clean finish. A versatile wine to enjoy with spicy ethnic foods from Chinese to Indian. Also great as an aperitif. Serve chilled. $8
Baron Herzog Chardonnay – Double Gold winner in California Competition intense floral aromas are followed by notes of fresh peach, pear and citrus with hints of toasty vanilla oak. Soft in texture, this well-balanced wine is crisp and refreshing on the finish $13
Baron Herzog Cabernet - The grapes for this very approachable Cabernet Sauvignon come mainly from the highly regarded Paso Robles appellation and is aged for 18 months in stainless steel. It is light in the mouth with food-friendly acidity and tannin. $12
Baron Herzog Jeunesse Pink Moscato 2012 is sure to become a new classic. Jeunesse Pink Moscato is highly recommended for those who enjoy medium sweet wine. $11
Carmel SelecteD wines are newly released in the U.S. They are moderately priced lovely table wines. We tasted the lovely Emerald Riesling, young, easy to drink citrusy, fruity and light. Selected wines come from vineyards in Israel's coastal regions including the central coastal plain, Judean Shefela and Mount Carmel. $13
Recanati Yasmin Red and Yasmin White
Young blended wines from Israel – medium bodied, refreshing, fruity harvested early and moderately priced $11
Yarden Mount Hermon Indigo 2012 is a medium-bodied red wine. It is produced from Cabernet Sauvignon and Syrah grapes grown in the Golan Heights. Very smooth and rich with a long finish. $14
Chateauneuf Bordeaux 2011 is a semi-dry wine typical of the Bordeaux appellation. It is fresh and delightful. Serve fresh as an aperitif, or as an accompaniment to fish, poultry, cheese, and appetizers. A favorite of ours $12
Recanati Shiraz from Israel – Lively wine with a fruity medium bodied taste $17
Don Ernesto 2012 Collage - North Coast White Table Wine - "Fun in a bottle." Golden, fruity, medium body, dry friendly, this wine is good to share with family and friends. We even love the label. $18
Hagafen Lodi Roussanne
This Roussanne is produced from grapes grown in the Ripken Vineyard, a California site renowned for its ability to lend white varietals complexity and fruitiness, qualities required for a food friendly wine. President and Mrs. Obama chose this wine to serve at a 2013 White House luncheon. Need we say more? $20
Yarden Blanc de Blancs showcases bright lemon and floral notes complemented by lime and green apple. Possessing a slight creaminess, this complex sparkling wine is crisp, drinkable and tasty. A sparkler which goes well with fish, poultry and appetizers $27
Baron Rothschild Haut Medoc 2011
Red blend of is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon (60%) and Merlot (40%).
Cabernet Sauvignon from France provides a big, earthy, rich vintage perfect with meats and casseroles. Complex, full bodied with herbal and spice flavors $37
Hagafen Brut Cuvee
A delightful bubbly wine – to serve at the Seder, at a Passover meal or truly any time where a toast or celebration is in order. One of our favorite sparklers. $42
Recanati Special Reserve White 2010 -
This white varietal blend is produced in very small quantities in the Upper Galilee. Recanati Winery's premium white wine label, Special Reserve, is the winery's flagship wine and the best white wine produced from each vintage, and is produced only in unique quality years.
This wine is made from a blend of Chardonnay, Sauvignon Blanc and Viognier grapes from the Upper Galilee. Best served well chilled with fish or poultry. $40
Hagafen 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon - This lovely wine from the Napa Valley is an Estate Gold Medal winner. A very special wine to serve at the Seder- $45
2007 Hagafen Prix Melange, Napa Valley - The Hagafen Prix wines are made in small lots, with limited availability and noted by many experts for excellence. Several wine experts give this particular wine high scores and consider it a joy to consume. $75