Nothing says relaxing, comforting, & calming to me then a nice glass of red wine, a fire and cozying up with my hubby. When it is cold outside, we love to warm up by the fire with a deeply rich red wine.
And we do often! I can’t even tell you how many nights I don’t have dinner ready yet, but I do have the fire going and a glass of red wine for when my hubby comes through the door… we figure out dinner later! 😉
Sharing wine together has become an enjoyable bonding time for us and we have discovered many wines we love and drink regularly. We enjoy trying new brands and wine blends, and we also savor some of our favorite tried-and-true favorite wines. Like Concannon Vineyard wines.
A few months back, we had the opportunity to try out their Crimson and Clover Petite Sirah. We really enjoyed this new blend. We had never tried a Petite Sirah before, and got lucky enough to try it with the winery that first began the Petite Sirah in America! Concannon Vineyard!
Since then we have tried out a few more of their spectacular blends. And we have a few favorites:
Our Favorite Concannon Red: 2008 Petite Sirah
Winemaker Notes: 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.
Tasting Notes: The 2008 Petite Sirah, Conservancy has fantastic depth and character. It exhibits a rich nose of fresh berry fruit, and the flavorful palate shows blackberries, chocolate, mocha and plums. Subtle notes of molasses, cedarwood, and ripe mulberries are complemented by soft, creamy oak tones and a smooth, silky finish.
Food Pairing: Barbecued chicken or your favorite lamb recipe.
The Petite Sirah first began in Livermore, California by the Concannon Vineyard in 1883. In my opinion it is a flavorful wine that you must try with your next favorite meal! This wine is a perfect wine for sharing! (Nobody will be disappointed in it’s hints of cherry and full bodied, smooth finish.)
Typically we prefer red wine to white wine. But we never deny a tasting of wine, so when we tested the Concannon Chardonnay we remained non-bias. But never mind that!! Because this wine was truly superb!
Winemaker Notes: The 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.
Tasting Notes: The 2010 Chardonnay, Conservancy is a wonderfully expressive wine that is rich and creamy, yet fresh. Ripe fruit flavors of apple and pear lead to a hint of butter and caramel on the palate. The finish is elegant with a touch of vanilla and oak.
Food Pairing: Herbed ahi tuna or pasta with your favorite cream sauce.
Concannon Vineyard is an innovative and inspiring northern Californian winery that keeps producing great wine, again and again. Their grape-growing location of fertile soil and mild climate, is what makes the grapes of these wines so remarkable.
Concannon has roughly 200 acres planted and about 109 of that is dedicated to the Petite Sirah (our favorite red!) We love the wine we’ve tried from Concannon, for both the taste and the budget friendliness ($15-$18). We hope that they continue to produce fabulous wine for many years to come!
Win Your Own!! Concannon shipped me MORE than enough wine to try out on our taste buds. And truthfully, we enjoyed these wines so much, that we absolutely must share!! Instead of keeping all of the bottles ourselves, I will personally be shipping out a few bottles for YOU (my readers!) to enjoy as well! Be on the lookout for a giveaway!
Buy Your Own!! All Conservancy wines are nationally distributed and are approximately affordable at $15. The collection of Conservancy wines include Petite Sirah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon.
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