Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon ~ 2006 "Seven
Meritage ~ 2007 "Seven Artisans" Petite Sirah
2007 Red Côte Rosé
~ Inaugural Release ~
The 2007 Red Côte Rosé was harvested from Trece
and Greg’s Vineyard, located on Clayton Road in Suisun
Valley. After a mild pressing, the juice was fermented at
relatively low temperatures (approximately 1° Brix drop per
day) to maintain maximum fruit flavors. The fermentation was
ended with 0.8% residual sugar remaining. One barrel of Petite
Sirah, also from Suisun Valley, was blended into the wine after
the Cabernet Sauvignon fermentation was complete. The relatively
high acid levels combined with the small amount of residual sugar
produce a wine that is off-dry, yet racy and fruity.
||96% Rosé of Cabernet Sauvignon, 4%
Rosé of Petite Sirah
This 2007 rose exhibits a bright bouquet of blood orange and
passion fruit upfront, with added key lime aromas and subtle
spice with scents of strawberries at the close of the nose. The
palate flavors follow the nose with a nicely balanced mouthfeel.
Bright acid plays with enjoyable fruit flavors on the opening of
the palate. Fresh strawberries and blood orange exhibited upon
first sip, lingering finish showcases passion fruit.
Food & Wine Pairing:
This wine is a delightful sipper on its own, and is also a
beautiful complement to Antipasto, baked goat cheese, spicy
chicken wings, all dishes that include turkey, crab cakes,
prosciutto with melon or fruit, and smoked salmon or trout.
Suggested Retail: $12.99