April 6, 2022

Wine Expert Makes His Choices for Passover 2022

Bayonne, NJ…Gabriel Geller, the wine expert with Royal Wines/Kedem is busy these days advising people on the best wines to use for Passover. He likes to drink Rose for the four cups of wine “because it is lighter in body, fruit-forward, and lighter in alcohol than red wines.” Like many other Jews, he also has the custom of using only red wine for the four cups and rosé is considered red from a “Jewish legal” perspective, at least according to most opinions. Some of his other choices for the holidays include Tura Mountain Vista Rosé 2021, Domaine du Castel Grand Vin 2013, Razi’el 2018, Château Lacaussade 2019. And here is more of what he had to advise: “Masterfully made by Herzog Wine Cellars’s associate winemaker Alicia Wilbur, perhaps the only orthodox female winemaker, the Herzog Variations Be-leaf Cabernet Sauvignon 2020 is a delightful, well-balanced, and priced California Cabernet. Terra di Seta Chianti Classico is always a winner, and the 2019 is no exception, Elvi Herenza Crianza Rioja 2018, with all the elements of quality Tempranillo: red fruit, smoke, spiciness, coffee, herbs, and toffee, balanced acidity, coupled with ripe tannins and a velvety texture. L’chaim!