Hubby & I first stepped into Seven Hills Winery on a blustery October day, tasted the available wines and promptly became members, returning home with a case of wine right before the release of our first membership installment; we truly enjoy Casey McClellen’s wines.
Last week I came home with half of a case of Rose’ made from Cabernet Franc, some Petit Verdot and Malbec. This is the first Rose’ for Seven Hills and I was so very excited to bring that much home. When I looked this evening, it is Sold Out! Will have to make due with this amount until next year’s release.
My taste in the winery was delicious, but my partner in wine hadn’t had an opportunity to try it. Before I knew it was already irreplaceable I decided to make salmon cakes for dinner to have an excuse to open a bottle. Of course, it is here to drink, I am happy to be sipping it as I write.
Wild Alaska Salmon, lightly seasoned with home-grown fennel and winter savory and a small amount of garlic went so very well with this Rose’. Did I say it is dry? Crisp, refreshing with nectarine and spice followed by a garden of herbs in flower, finishing with a citrus, grapefruit, flavor. Loving the complexity of flavors.
I am in the home stretch of my winter quarter classes with four final exams to complete by Tuesday the 18th. That is quite likely the last dinner I will make between now and then. It is always a pleasure to pair a wine and meal with such success.