Bordeaux Blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot and Merlot. The wine displays a deep purple color with rich aromas and flavors, combining intensity with elegance and freshness. That year the winter was mostly dry, with only two substantial rainfall occurrences. The spring season was filled with wintery events, including significant spring rain; a total of 277 mm of rainfall (above the normal average). Summer and fall were relatively comfortable, with no major episodes of heat waves.
Yatir Forest, the flagship wine of Yatir winery, is made from vineyard produce which yielded the tops wines of a given year's vintage, with emphasis on scent and palate, and long term aging capability. Yatir Forest has become one of Israel's leading products of consistent quality, having received a 90 point or higher grade for 9 consecutive seasons in Wine Advocate, the admired magazine by wine critic Robert Parker.