It was a
spectacular evening of wine and food at the kosher
restaurant, Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse located at 16 East 48th Street in Manhattan,
New York learning about the
excellent kosher wines from Barkan Winery in Israel
presented by Barkan's Master of Wine and Head Winemaker Ido Lewinsohn.
Paired with Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse's delicious food, the one-night special
event dinner was a night to remember.
Barkan Master of Wine and Head Winemaker
Wednesday, June 29, 2022, we went to Manhattan for a special kosher wine and
food dinner held at Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse. The dinner paired delectable food
with a wide selection of Barkan Winery's wines presented by Master of Wine and
Head Winemaker Ido Lewinsohn. Located in Israel, Barkan Winery is one of
Israel's largest wine producers and has two brands in its house, Barkan and
the course of the evening, Mr. Lewinsohn described the wines and explained the
style behind them. The first wines we sampled with the Starters were a Segal
Wild Fermentation Chardonnay Galilee, 2019, 12% alcohol, and a Segal Native
Marawi, 2019, 11% alcohol. It was interesting to taste these two wines side by
side and compare the Segal style.
explained that for the Segal Native Marawi, he wanted to bring back the ancient
vines and create a "local wine, rustic, intricate, and complex." Made from a
single vineyard in Judean Hills, it is a dry white wine. Marawi is an
indigenous variety with floral, citrus, toast, and sweet spice aromas, with
balanced minerality, aged in oak barrels for 8 months. The Segal Wild
Fermentation Chardonnay noted on the bottle that it was spontaneously fermented
with indigenous yeast, naturally found in the vineyard, especially on the
grapes themselves, with minimal intervention.
to the red wines, we tasted Barkan Altitude 624 Cabernet Sauvignon Galil 2018,
Barkan Altitude 720 Cabernet Sauvignon Galil, 2018, Barkan Platinum Cabernet
Sauvignon 2019, Barkan Vineyards Classic Argaman, Israeli Variety, 2020, Segal
Whole Cluster Pinot Noir, 2018, Segal Whole Cluster Syrah, 2018, Barkan
Vineyards Superieur Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, and Segal UF Cabernet Sauvignon
Unfiltered Galilee, 2018.
to note about the Barkan Altitudes wines, is that the 624 is grown at an
altitude of 624 meters above sea level, and the Barkan Altitude 720 is grown at
an altitude of 720 meters above sea level in the Godrim Mountains. While
delicious now, both wines show excellent potential of further aging to fully
Platinum Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018, was made with 100% Cabernet Sauvignon grapes
grown at 600-800 meters above sea level in Upper Galilee The wine was fermented
at a controlled temperature of 25 degrees Celsius. It remained in its skins for
12-15 days, then pressed and put in French oak barrels for maturation. This is
a full-bodied, richly flavorful wine with 14% alcohol.
noted that the Segal Whole Cluster Pinot Noir and Syrah are single vineyard
wines, grown near one other in the Judean Hills in Jerusalem on limestone, and
manually harvested without destemming. Both varieties love whole cluster
harvesting and whole cluster fermentation. The grapes are not washed or de-stemmed,
so fermentation occurs with stems, and the berries themselves remain at the end
of the fermentation and then are pressed for 2-3 weeks, then continue to
ferment in stainless steel tanks. The wine was then aged in large oak barrels
for 12 months before bottling. The berries create unique aromas that are spicy
and floral. They are aromatic, elegant, and complex wines. Lots of earthy
aromas and bright red fruit.
UF Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered Galilee, 2018, was made from 90% Cabernet
Sauvignon and 10% Merlot. With 14.5% alcohol, this wine has intense color as
well as aromas and flavors. It is a full bodied and well-structured with
A few of
our favorite wines we sampled were the Segal Wild Fermentation Chardonnay
Galilee, 2019, 12% alcohol ($25), Barkan Altitude 720 Cabernet Sauvignon
Galil, 2018, 13.5% alcohol ($55), Barkan Vineyards Superieur Cabernet
Sauvignon, 2019, Galilee. 14.5% alcohol ($75), Segal Whole Cluster
Syrah, 2018, 13% alcohol ($50), and the Segal UF Cabernet Sauvignon
Unfiltered Galilee, 2018, 13.6% alcohol ($95).
It was an
evening of engaging wine conversation, wine education learning about the
excellent kosher wine selections from Barkan winery ranging from good everyday
wines to exceptional wines, paired with delicious kosher food prepared by Wolf
& Lamb in Manhattan.
time, cheers and Bon Appetit!
Winery Dinner at Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse, NYC Menu
cauliflower puree, pesto, dukkha
kale, shaved garlic, pickled onions
tomato sauce, herbed breadcrumbs
mushrooms, red onion & cabbage, Calabrian aioli
Herb Charred Half-Chicken
Maple Dijon Salmon
Short Rib Gnocchi
Style: Mashed Potatoes, French Fries, Brown Rice, Market Salad
Style House Baked Desserts
& Stash Tea
Winery - Wine Tasting Menu
Fermentation Chardonnay Galilee, 2019, 12% alcohol ($25)
Native Marawi, 2019, 11% alcohol ($26)
Altitude 624 Cabernet Sauvignon, Galil 2018, 14% alcohol ($55)
Altitude 720 Cabernet Sauvignon Galil, 2018, 13.5% alcohol ($55)
Cabernet Sauvignon 2019 ($35)
Vineyards Classic Argaman, Israeli Variety, 2020 ($14)
Vineyards Superieur Cabernet Sauvignon, 2019, Galilee. 14.5% alcohol ($75)
Vineyards Reserve, Gold Edition, Cabernet Sauvignon, 2018 ($22)
Cluster Pinot Noir, 2018, 13% alcohol ($50)
Cluster Syrah, 2018, 13% alcohol ($50)
Cabernet Sauvignon Unfiltered Galilee, 2018, 13.6% alcohol ($95)
of Wine and Head Winemaker - Mr. Ido Lewinsohn
is an Israeli winemaker, who studied viniculture and enology at the University
of Milan, Italy, interned at San Guido's Sassicaia, has travelled extensively,
and has worked in Italy, France, and Australia. He returned to Israel in 2007
to be a winemaker. In 2017, Mr. Lewinsohn was appointed Head Winemaster of
Barkan-Segal Wine Cellars, one of Israel's largest producers. In June 2022, Ido
became the Gerard Basset Foundation's Golden Vines Ambassador in Israel. He is
the second Master of Wine in Israel and one of 409 masters (WV) worldwide, of
which about 100 are winemakers."
PO Box 159
Kibbutz HOLDA, M.P. Sorek
Lamb Steakhouse is open Sunday from 4:00 pm until 10:00 pm, Monday
through Thursday from 12:00 pm until 10:00 pm, and Friday and Saturday - open
About Wolf & Lamb
"Wolf & Lamb, established
over twenty years ago, is now a staple in the heart of Midtown Manhattan.
Business leaders, celebrities, political figures, and thousands of native New
Yorkers have all come through our doors to experience our old-world cuisine presented
in a fresh and welcoming atmosphere."
"Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse
MANHATTAN has been under the strict Kosher supervision of the OK Kosher
Certification Agency since our inception over twenty years ago. The OK is under
the leadership of Rabbi Don Yoel Levy. W&L is owned and operated by a
Shomer Shabbat family. There is a Kosher Supervisor (Mashgiach Temidi) present
at all hours of operation. All lettuce and vegetables are meticulously washed
and checked to ensure that there is no infestation. All eggs are checked for
blood. All of our meats are Glatt Kosher (Chassidishe Shechita). All breads are
Pas Yisroel. All wines are Mevushal. Please call the restaurant with any
further Kashrus related questions."
For more information about Wolf
& Lamb Steakhouse and to see their menus, please visit the website: https://www.wolfandlambsteakhouse.com/
Wolf & Lamb Steakhouse
16 East 48th Street
New York, New York 10017
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