Montefiore Syrah shows classic characteristics of the Syrah variety. It has a great depth of color and good intensity of flavor. The wine has aromas of blackberry, blueberry and raspberry, with a spicy, leathery overtone and a long finish. It was aged in small oak barrels for 14 months. Many believe that the Syrah grape variety originated in the Middle East. Whatever the truth, it has certainly found a home in the Judean Hills where it seems particularly well suited. Some of Israel's finest Shiraz or Syrahs come from this historic, ancient wine region, not far from Jerusalem.