Friday Night Wine Pick: Dreaming Tree Crush

Well I definitely have a crush on this North Coast California wine.  I was introduced to it over the holidays and have already purchased some for my bar.


When I went to do a little research on this wine, I discovered that Dreaming Tree is a collaboration between Dave Matthews…yes…that Dave Matthews and veteran winemaker Steve Reeder.  Here’s how they describe their partnership:

“When you get two people together who share the same passion, interesting things are bound to happen. Whether it’s finding the right notes and rhythms in a piece of music, or the right tones and flavors in a great bottle of wine, Steve and Dave know how to create something special that not only entertains, but really hits the spot. Like the saying goes – “Great minds drink alike”.

Crush is a red blend combining Merlot, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Syrah.  It has a smoky taste with a hint of raspberry and blackberries.  Dave describes it as tasting like a blackberry cobbler.  I found it to be a great sipping wine and enjoyed it before dinner. It’s very similar to Apothic Red, another blend and probably why I liked it so much.  They recommend pairing it with a Vietnamese rib and rice dish (recipe is available on their website) as well as salads.

Dreaming Tree is also committed to sustainability and features –

  • Lightweight bottles manufactured with clean-burning natural gas
  • 100% recycled paper labels
  • Black ink printing—no bleaching, reduced toxins and heavy metals
  • Recyclable corks


LCBO 310391 | 750 mL bottle

Price $ 16.95


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Nicole BorderNicole says: “I’m really loving a lot of these blended wines. I’m going to have to add this to my list of must tries.”


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Meredith - January 10, 2014 - 8:41 pm

We discovered this wine over Christmas too! My aunt brought it and I immediately loved it because of Dave Matthews….then i just legitimately liked the wine. Gonna go find my DMB CD now :)

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