Israeli wineries continue to merit attention by releasing interesting, adventurous wines; only a handful of Israeli Tannats are made. This first release from Tabor Winery comes from the Shifon vineyard, 950 meters above sea level in the Golan Heights. The 2013 Tabor is full-bodied, with excellent balance of red fruits (strawberries, currants, plums) and oak, plus notes of thyme and mint. Firm acidity and tannins suggest cellaring, or opening now with hearty food. Kosher but not Mevushal.