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The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Winemaker's Notes:

“THE RHYTHM OF OUR CALIFORNIA CAB HIGHLIGHTS CLASSIC AROMAS OF BLACKBERRY, CHERRY, AND TOASTED CARAMEL. IT’S AN EASY-DRINKING WINE WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER.” — Sean McKenzie

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Snooth User: raindance
2001541,969
0.00 5
12/22/2018

Gift from Joyce, 5/2017. Used it to cook Christmas dinner, a beef and bacon Stew.


Snooth User: chriscage
481309791
4.00 5
10/24/2017

Four glasses


Snooth User: cma238
1295124214
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/29/2014

Has California written all over it (super sunny and sugary in the glass). Wish there was an indication of varietals used. Pairs well with Ants Marching.


Snooth User: Derek25
530893237
3.50 5
Vintage: 2011 03/08/2014

Three and a half glasses


Snooth User: sammy2co
1274757409
4.50 5
Vintage: 2010 11/03/2013

Smooth with berry nose and soft tannins


Snooth User: Mosca
1150843314
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 12/09/2012

Full disclosure: I am a Dave fan. In other news, this is really not that bad of blend. It's good enough to keep pissed owls from hanging in the tree and that is a plenty good alibi for me. I give it a B- deluxe.


Snooth User: Nybor7
126994828
4.00 5
Vintage: 2010 03/31/2013

Love it

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    External Reviews for The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2016 10/31/2018

    An exciting collaboration between musician Dave Matthews and winemaker Sean McKenzie, The Dreaming Tree captures the spirit of California’s wine country. United by their shared passion to make quality wines accessible to everyone, the two friends set out on a journey to discover the unique characters and rich fl avors that give the region its rare charm. 2016 Vintage: Another mild winter brought an early bud break in February. Average rainfall created perfect conditions for soil, vine health, and a good fruit set, which brought in average-sized crops throughout most of the vineyards. A cooler summer without much high heat until September allowed the fruit to ripen evenly. Once the heat hit, the fruit was harvested and quickly brought into the winery, resulting in great quality red and white wines. These longer growing seasons with lower temperatures are ideal for developing and preserving the fruit flavors in the different varietals. Winemaking: The wines were aged in oak barrels for 18 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true character of the varietal. Tasting Notes: Classic aromas of blackberry and plum are wrapped in toasted caramel and dark chocolate and mouth-filling tannins. This wine has the structure you expect from Cabernet Sauvignon, but is also elegant and supple. Food Pairing: A fun start or end to any meal or friendly gathering. Enjoy with grilled flank steak, beef brisket, or portabella and grilled onion burgers as a vegetarian option. Varietal: 83% Cabernet Sauvignon 8% Merlot 4% Malbec 4% Tannat 1% Petit Verdot Aging: 18 months in oak barrels Total Acidity: 6.1g/L pH: 3.60 RS: 2.9g/L Alcohol: 13.9%


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2016 11/16/2018

    2016 Vintage: Another mild winter brought an early bud break in February. Average rainfall created perfect conditions for soil, vine health, and a good fruit set, which brought in average-sized crops throughout most of the vineyards. A cooler summer without much high heat until September allowed the fruit to ripen evenly. Once the heat hit, the fruit was harvested and quickly brought into the winery, resulting in great quality red and white wines. These longer growing seasons with lower temperatures are ideal for developing and preserving the fruit flavors in the different varietals. Winemaking: Vineyards are chosen from a range of different areas throughout California that have the right growing conditions for each of the individual varieties. The resulting wines are made to be fruity and full in the palate, but also have a nice, smooth tannin structure. The individual varieties each bring something different and unique to the Crush Red Blend. Tasting Notes: This wine brings juicy red fruit with nice mid-palate weight from the Merlot, raspberry jam flavors from the Zinfandel, and dark fruit and structure from the Petit Sirah and Tannat. Its blend of coastal California varieties results in a tasty, complex wine with lots of fruit flavors, some vanilla and mocha, and a long, soft finish. This Crush Red Blend is a favorite for enjoying with friends or pairing with a nice meal. Food Pairing: A wonderful wine, enhanced by such foods as pulled pork, Vietnamese-style pork sandwiches, or vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers. Varietal: 54% Merlot 18% Petit Sirah 18% Zinfandel 4% Tannat 6% Other Varieties Aging: 17 months in oak barrels Total Acidity: 6.2g/L pH: 3.63 RS: 9.0g/L Alcohol: 13.8%


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2015 04/20/2018

    2015 Vintage: The 2015 growing season started with a dry, mild winter and ramped up quickly from there. Similar conditions continued throughout the spring with summer months warming up, causing the grapes to fully ripen. The season ended just as it began, earlier than usual. After two previous vintages delivered large crops, 2015 hit the reset button with lower-than-average yields. The resulting wines deliver concentrated avors and bright, natural acidity. Winemaking: The wines were aged with oak for 18 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true character of the varietal. Tasting Notes: Classic aromas of blackberry and plum are wrapped in toasted caramel and dark chocolate and mouth-filling tannins. This wine is elegant and supple. Food Pairing: A fun start or end to any meal or friendly gathering. Enjoy with grilled ank steak, beef short ribs, or portabella and grilled onion burgers as a vegetarian option. Varieties: 82% Cabernet Sauvignon 9% Merlot 3% Malbec 3% Cabernet Franc 3% Petit Verdot Aging: 18 months with oak Total Acidity: 5.8g/L pH: 3.61 RS: 3.0g/L Alcohol: 13.5%


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    12/29/2016

    Winemaking: Wines were periodically racked to clarify the wine and to help develop the smooth tannin structure. After 16 months of oak aging, the individual varieties were blended to create The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Wine Blend. Tasting Notes: A blend of the North Coast’s finest varieties, this wine has some great raspberry jam and vanilla oak characters on the nose, it has juicy mixed berry flavors, and full-but-soft and approachable tannins. Food Pairing: A wonderful wine, enhanced by such foods as barbecue ribs, Vietnamese-style pork sandwiches, or vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers. Varieties: 59% Merlot 16% Petite Sirah 15% Zinfandel 4% Syrah 6% Other Aging: 16 months in oak Total Acidity: 5.9g/L pH: 3.53 RS: 9.0g/L Alcohol: 13.8%


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    01/12/2017

    2014 Vintage: The 2014 growing season was hot and dry, pushing harvest up to the earliest date. Fortunately, nighttime temperatures still dipped into the 50s, which was great for maintaining the natural fruit acidity. September also cooled a little, providing much needed time to catch up on getting all of the grapes in. In October, the heat returned and ripened the fruit for the balance of the harvest. Overall, this year delivered big fruit expression, great tannin development, and nice ripeness across all varietals. Winemaking: The wines were aged in oak for 16 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true character of the varietal. Tasting Notes: Classic aromas of blackberry, cherry, and cassis are wrapped in toasted caramel and soft, mouthfilling tannins. It’s elegant and supple. Food Pairing: A fun start or end to any meal or friendly gathering. Enjoy with grilled ank steak, BBQ ribs, or portabella and grilled onion burgers as a vegetarian option.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2013 12/02/2015

    2013 Vintage: The 2013 California growing season was dry, starting in early spring and extending throughout summer. The typical winds coming off Monterey Bay and going into the Salinas Valley brought wet, foggy nights in the 50s, but the days were a little hotter than normal. Harvest started almost a month earlier than average, but extended all the way through November. The flavor development and lack of pressure to pick made for some very expressive and balanced wines. Winemaking: The wines were aged in oak for 18 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true character of the varietal. Tasting Notes: Classic aromas of blackberry, cherry, and cassis are wrapped in toasted caramel and soft, mouthfilling tannins. It’s elegant and supple. Food Pairing: A fun start or end to any meal or friendly gathering. Enjoy with grilled flank steak, BBQ ribs, or vegetable kebabs.


    External Review
    Source: We Speak Wine
    Vintage: 2013 12/02/2015

    2013 Vintage: The 2013 growing season was exceptionally dry, getting off to an earlier-than-normal spring and producing some high-quality grapes. These dry conditions through flowering made for great fruit set and a heavier-than-normal crop. The nights were in the usual 50s, but the days were a little windier and cooler than normal in the north. So with no rain throughout the growing season, the harvest extended all the way through November. The long summer of flavor development and lack of pressure to pick because of weather made for some very expressive and balanced wines with great tannin maturity. Winemaking: Wines were periodically racked to clarify the wine and to help develop the smooth tannin structure. After 16 months of oak aging, the individual varieties were blended to create The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Wine Blend. Tasting Notes: A blend of the North Coast’s finest varieties, this wine has some great raspberry jam and vanilla oak characters on the nose, it has juicy mixed berry flavors, and full-but-soft and approachable tannins. Food Pairing: A wonderful wine, enhanced by such foods as barbecue ribs, Vietnamese-style pork sandwiches, or vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers. Varieties: 59% Merlot 16% Petite Sirah 15% Zinfandel 4% Syrah 6% Other Aging: 16 months in oak Total Acidity: 5.9g/L pH: 3.53 RS: 9.0g/L Alcohol: 13.8%


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    Tasting Notes:

    Classic aromas of blackberry, cherry, and cassis are wrapped in toasted caramel and soft, mouth filling tannins. It’s elegant and supple.

    “THE RHYTHM OF OUR CALIFORNIA CAB HIGHLIGHTS CLASSIC AROMAS OF BLACKBERRY, CHERRY, AND TOASTED CARAMEL. IT’S AN EASY-DRINKING WINE WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER.” — Sean McKenzie

    Closure: Composite Cork (Diam)

    Notes: The wines were aged in oak for 16 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true character of the varietal.

    Wine Specs:

    Alcohol: 13.6% pH: 3.62
    Sugar: 3.2 grams per liter Total Acidity: 6.0 grams per liter

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