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
THE DREAMING TREE CRUSH RED BLEND
LCBO 310391 | 750 mL bottle
Price $ 16.95
Nicole 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.”