Softly perfumed, the nose shows good ripe fruit notes, an elegant green note and soft spices. The Palate is characterized by elegant fruit concentration, an impressive tannic structure, a silky mouth feel and a long spicy finish.
The Flam Classico is a Bordeaux-style red blend of 47% Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, 17% Cabernet Franc, 16% Merlot, 13% Petit Verdot and 7% Syrah that is aged ten months in oak barrels. The color is a cloudy garnet that lightens at the rim. The aromas of this wine are red and black fruit, as well as oak and vanilla. The wine it medium bodied and has strong acids but light tannins. The taste has lots of fruit flavors and little bit of a peppery finish. It is drinking well now, but will continue to age for 2-5 years. This wine pairs with roast Cornish Hen or mushroom gnocchi.
Flam Winery is probably the least known of the great wineries of Israel. It was founded in 1998 by the Flam Family in the Judean Hills near Castel and Beit Shemesh. Golan Flam is the winemaker, and he learned the art from his father Israel Flam, who was a winemaker at Carmel for many years. Their vineyards are in the Judean Hills and the upper Galilee.