Our Wines

2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 2007 Red Côte Rosé ~ 2007 "Seven Artisans" Petite Sirah


The 2006 Seven Artisan’s Meritage was meticulously crafted by winemaking partner Jeffrey A. Miller. In 2005, Jeff Miller of Napa, California, became a wine grape grower. Along with his wife Beryl, they have a 34-acre vineyard under cultivation in adjacent Suisun Valley. As with many growers before him, it didn’t take very long before the desire to taste the pure expression of what he was growing, and how it would perform as a wine under his watchful eye, took over. By 2006, as a budding winemaker, Jeff Miller and his partner Richard Burnley released their first vintage under the label of 2004 Sly Dog Cellars. Their next wine released was 2007 Red Côte Rosé.

Technical Information:
Variety: 89.5% Merlot, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 0.25% Malbec, and 0.25% Petite Verdot
Alcohol: 14.1%
pH: 3.50
T.A.: 5.7 g/l
Production: 1,525 cases

Winemaker Notes:
The 2006 Meritage is a blend of Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon, with small amounts of Petite Verdot and Malbec. It is a well structured wine with good acidity and dark fruit that pairs well with richer foods, especially lamb, beef, and even game. It was bottled in September 2008, and released on March 20, 2009.

Food & Wine Pairing:
Pair with Cuban Style Picadillo, Roast Prime Rib of Beef, or Sirloin of Lamb with Black Currant and Juniper Berry Sauce.

Suggested Retail: $17.99

 
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