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2005 Sly Dog Cellars
The 2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon was meticulously
crafted by winemaker Chris Markell. Chris is an advisor to
wineries and brings over 30 years of winemaking experience to the
Sly Dog team. He's a global winemaker who has worked and
consulted for prestigious wineries in California, France,
Australia, and Chile. With his attention to detail and passion
for quality and balance, Chris has a gift for selecting the very
best grapes. He's also extremely skillful at delivering the
finest expression of a variety's potential flavor and complexity.
His attention to detail and stare-of-the-art winemaking practices
are demonstrated in the many layers of flavor and complexity in
this special Cabernet Sauvignon.
This 2005 release is the second vintage of this crafted
Cabernet Sauvignon from the noted Red Hills District of Lake
County. Lake County, once a part of Napa County, produces some
great wines from the likes of noted wineries, like the Steeles,
Wildhurst, and Langtree. The Red Hills District is noted for its
terroir which produces unique and distinct grapes. The red
gravely loam soils allow deep root penetration, which help
produce small, succulently flavorful berries. Hot summer days and
cool nights are perfect climate, contributing to this fruit
forward, well-balanced, and flavorful Cabernet.
This 2005 Sly Dog Cellars Cabernet Sauvignon is deep garnet with
aromas of dried raspberry, rose petals, wild cherry, and cassis
On the palate, red raspberry dominates followed by flavors of
currant and a hint of anise, with subtle vanilla and cracked
white pepper on the finish.
Food & Wine Pairing:
This wine is best
paired with moderately rich dishes like Grilled Stuffed
Portabellas and a rich
Chocolate Cabernet Sauvignon Cake. All of these recipes are
Suggested Retail: $14.99