Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Wine Wednesday

Dave Matthews is one of my favorite musicians, and now he's making some pretty good wine too.

Dave's first experience with wine was in Virginia, where he purchased a property in Charlottesville to farm.  A couple of years later, he met Steve Reedy of Simi Winery in Healdsburg, CA, and that lead him to the other side of the country and Sonoma County.

The Dreaming Tree winery was created.  Their first 3 wines were just released this year, and they have been a big hit.  They produce a chardonnay, a cabernet sauvignon, and a red blend called “Crush,” all from California grapes.

Crush is the highlight of today's Wine Wednesday.  It is a 2/1 Merlot and Zinfandel blend.  It was originally introduced to me by a friend who's a big DMB fan.  I had tried both Crush and the Cab in the fall, and enjoyed both of them.  This past Sunday while checking out the wine section of Costco, we were surprised to see that they had Crush and decided we should pick up a bottle.

At Costco and Wegmans, a bottle of Crush is $11, on their website it's $15 and at Total Wine it's $16.  At $11, this wine is a great value...for $16, there are some other wines I might buy first.    

They're wine making philosophy is to make wines to enjoy now rather than having to save them.  This one has a bit of a 'smokey berry' flavor with 'raspberry jam' notes.  Great with food, or on it's own on the back deck!

Previous Wine Wednesday posts here and here.

Photos from The Dreaming Tree Facebook Page

1 comment:

  1. Please tell me there is a way to get this in the UK?!