Monday, November 28, 2011

Concannon Conservancy’s Crimson & Clover Wine

When I was asked to review Concannon Conservancy’s Crimson & Clover wine, I was honored. This wine holds a very special meaning for John Concannon ( 4th Generation Vintner) as this wine was created by him as a tribute to his father Jim Cancannon (Father of America's First Petite Siah) and presented to him at his 80th birthday celebration.With such a special meaning behind this bottle Only 10,000 cases will be produced.
I'm no wine expert but I do love a glass of wine with dinner or after a long day, to help unwind. I guess I have a few stereotypical thoughts about wine. One being a good wine must be an Italian wine. As not only an Italian girl but a proud Irish girl as well, I took great pleasure in reading the legacy behind the Concannon Conservancy. 

Concannon is the first successful winery to be founded by an Irish immigrant, now in it's forth generation they continue to create only quality wine and utilize state-of-the-art technology in their winery to ensure quality. In fact it is also America's oldest family-owned winery under the same name. It is truly a family business and that love of family and what they do shows in each bottle of wine produced.

On to this special bottle of Crimson & Clover we received for review. I figure with the Concannon Conservacy so rich with family and culture there would be no better day to pop the cork on this bottle then on Thanksgiving, a day for family. The suggested pairings for this wine however, are; Black pepper-crusted filet Mignon with goat cheese or grilled artichoke with tarragon ailoi.

This bottle gets it's name from it's deep red color (Crimson), while also representing the family Irish heritage with the word clover - a traditional Irish symbol.  It is a blend of 50% Petite Sirah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 10% Zinfandel Appellation.

You can tell the care that was taken to create this blend as this Conservancy blend is created solely with grapes grown in the protected vineyards in the Livermore Valley. Livermore Valley vineyard land is protected from urban development, conservation trusts preserves the vineyards for future generations.

Winemakers Notes:
The 2009 Crimson & Clover, Conservancy is a velvety blend of signature Livermore varietals. Aromas of current, Clove and vanilla lead into bright, fruit flavors or blackberry on the palate. The spicy finish is soft and long with hints of leather and tobacco. A tribute to the "Father of America's First Petite Siah," Jim Concannon, from his son John, this wine epitomizes the innovative, steadfast spirit of Jim. Bold and lusciously fruity, the backbone of Petite Sirah gives this blend fantastic depth.

This was a smooth wine and went down great. We have been coming across a lot of "bitter" wines lately. The one's you can barely get down, and take no pleasure in enjoying a second glass of. Well I can ensure you I enjoyed a second glass of Crimson & Clover. I found the berry flavor to jump right out at me while only picking up a touch of spice. A great combination for me personally. The taste lingers but in that enjoyable red wine sort of way. We will definitely be picking up additional bottles.

Buy It: You can pick up Crimson & Clover for the great price of $15.00 a bottle. Find a retailer near you or shop online wines. This will make a great addition to your holiday table!

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Samantha said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

great time of year for a post like this! who can't use some great vino right about now? LOL

Christina Gould said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You make it sound yummy. I might have a third glass. Thanks for the info!

Closer to Lucy said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Concannon is a family favorite at my house too!

Just the heritage alone makes you feel like you are serving something special.

Next time try the Petite Sierra, it's a toss up between the Crimson and clover and the Sierra as to which is my I just get both :)

Pam said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

This sounds like a truly special wine for celebrating.

Terri said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Crimson and Clover sounds delicious! I'll certainly consider for my holiday gatherings - thank you for the introduction!

Anonymous said...Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I love the name! I will have to check this out, too!

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