Have you ever have anything grow on you. I mean you start our not liking something and then end up liking it a lot. Well I’ve had that recently with a certain wine. For the last few months I’ve been doing tastings of a new wine from Israel, Zmora Cabernet Sauvignon. This semi-sweet wine is made from young grapes so it does not taste like a regular Cabernet. It is more sweet than most Cabs, which makes it somewhat unique.
Here is the quote from the bottle label about the wine, “Among the enchanting secrets that often escape aficionados of Cabernet Sauvignon are the youthful nuances of character displayed during the wine's infancy. These characteristics include a vibrant purple color, a soft texture, and a perceived sweetness on ones palate, with fresh berry, cherry and floral aromas. In an effort to produce Cabernet Sauvignon, a wine that exhibits this exceptional character, we cold fermented ripe grapes in exclusively stainless steel tanks.”
The first time I tasted the wine I was not a fan of it, it was too sweet. However with each time I started liking it more and more. When I do tastings of it people love it, unless they only drink dry wines. Some store owners are amazed at how much I’m actually able to sell the wine. I remember one store owner who’s customers mostly buy high end dry wines, told me that he doubts that anyone will buy it because it’s too sweet was shocked that I sold over 20 bottles in just 3 hours. At my daughter’s birthday party I had it and two other wines. I made everyone try all the wines and asked which one was their favorite. I was somewhat surprised that Zmora was the favorite for everyone. Tonight I actually brought a bottle of it to my parents house and together with my aunt the 4 of us drank the whole bottle. No there wasn’t a reason for us drinking tonight, we just like to drink wine.
So lesson learned, sometimes a wine can grow on you. If you don’t like it the first time, try it again and again and you might end up loving it.