Concannon Vineyard Red Blend Livermore Valley Conservancy Crimson & Clover 2009
Vineyard Notes: Our Conservancy wines help protect precious California vineyard land from urban development, as all Conservancy winegrowers have placed their land into a legal trust that protects against development forever. The Conservancy wines preserve not only the land but a simpler way of life for future generations.
So...trying my best to venture beyond my favorite style (pinot noir). This petite sirah from the Livermore Valley reminds me of pinot noir. Almost too silky and smooth, but difficult to ignore the beautiful black berry, spice, and apple pie notes. Very good at $13!
Ripe and fleshy with great bramble fruits with flavors of red and black berries, hints of licorice, spice and mineral. It's leaning more toward jammy with super ripe fruit, but balanced well with the other influences which keep it from going too far to being a fruit bomb. Nice wine. Beautifully concentrated fruit. 88 pts. 7/9/12
Beautiful nose and palate with rich berry and fruit flavors and a hint of spice. Very nice.