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93 • Hagafen 2009 Estate Mayeri Vineyard, White Riesling, Napa Valley $24. Kosher
Aromas of peach compote, Meyer lemon and delicate anise have a pleasing fruit gum edge and follow through on a ripe, supple entry to a very fruity medium body with nice layers and depth. Finishes with long, tangy honeyed apricot and citrus fade. A delicious off dry riesling with structure to age. (tasted on Apr-14-2010)
92 • Hagafen 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley $18. Best Buy. Kosher
Intense passionfruit yogurt, coconut oil, and mango gelato aromas follow through on a round, rich entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body sensational vitality and racy mouthwatering Meyer lemon-like acidity. Finishes with a long, tangy nectarine skin fresh grass accented fade. A vibrant, delicious sauvignon blanc with tons of tropical fruit character. (tasted on Mar-15-2010)
92 • Hagafen 2008 Late Harvest, Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma Coast $30/375 ml.
Bright golden yellow color. Bold caramelly peach custard tart and lemon meringue aromas follow through on a round entry to a sweet and fruity medium body with intricate pomelo, guava, and pineapple notes on the creamy vanilla kissed finish. Very nice and will go great with cheeses. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
90 • Hagafen 2007 Estate Bottled, Merlot, Napa Valley $32. Kosher
Deep ruby black color. Aromas of plum pie and fresh meringue have a nice delicate spiciness. Round and supple with wonderfully balanced fruit and oak. Finishes with a savory root vegetable and chewy oak tannin flourish. A great table wine to serve with veal chops or short ribs. (tasted on Aug-09-2010)
89 • Hagafen 2007 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley $45. Cellar Selection. Kosher
Inky violet color. Aromas and flavors of spicy berry pie crust and honeycomb have a faint meaty note. Dry-yet-fruity and round this wine has tangy berry and cocoa accents and a firm, earth and powdery tannin finish. Serve with well marbled steaks. (tasted on Aug-09-2010)
88 • Hagafen 2007 Brut Cuvée Sparkling Wine, Napa Valley $36. Kosher
Silvery salmon pink color. Mild aromas of cherry-cranberry coulis and waxy honeycomb follow through on a supple entry to a dryish medium body with very good depth and soft balance. Finsihes with a soft, relaxed berry and delicate spice fade. A smooth summer sipper. (tasted on Jul-01-2010)
84 • Hagafen 2009 Devoto Vineyards, White Riesling, Lake County $18. Kosher Organically Grown Grapes/Certified Organic
Baked peach and lemon and faint dried Elmer's glue aromas follow through on a soft entry to a fruity-yet-dry medium body with spiced poached apricot and pear sauce notes. Finishes with a tart lemon and dusty mineral fade. (tasted on Apr-14-2010)
84 • Hagafen 2007 Estate Bottled, Cabernet Franc, Napa Valley $36. Kosher|Find-a-Wine|
Ruby color. Aromas of licorice, cracked pepper, and blackberry-blueberry jam aromas and flavors with a smoky, leafy, and pithy firm tannin finish. (tasted on Jul-29-2010)