Tabor Marselan Revadim Vineyard 2016 is made from a grape with which you may not be familiar. - Marselan. Marselan is a cross between Cabernet Sauvignon and Grenache, first bred in France in 1961. This example from Tabor is a single-vineyard selection, grown in the Judean Hills along the peaks of the Judean Mountains at around 900 feet in elevation. Alcohol hits 13% abv and it sells for less than $20.
Red fruit dominates the nose - cherries and raspberries, mostly - and it is quite earthy. The palate is fresh with acidity and bursting with fruit flavor. There is a touch of oak, but it is not overplayed and it fits well into the wine’s profile.