Wine Review: 2009 Concannon Conservancy Crimson and Clover Red
We dont think it is possible to dislike a wine from Concannon Vineyards when the predominant grape is Petite Sirah. I mean, the father of America’s first Petite Sirah is Jim Concannon and his experience with growing excellent Petite Sirah is second to none! So it should hold true that the Crimson & Clover will be fantastic since it is a blend of 50% Petite Sirah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, & 10% Zinfandel. Well, we always give credit when credit is due, but the honest truth always lies in the pudding… or the wine we should say.
We opened up this bottle last night for a leisurely glass of wine and a bit of Dubliner cheese. In the glass, it was a bright, clear, garnet color. Long burgundy color legs. On the nose, dark fruit, nutmeg, and even a bit floral. Very pleasing on the palate. Very rich with lots of blackberry, black cherry, and some brambly spiciness in the back palate. It even had a mid palate chocolate but a hint of vanilla on the finish. The mouthfeel was soft and creamy, but bursting with fruit and spice! I really enjoyed this wine and I think it is a perfect wine for the new American palate. Lots of fruit, soft spices, and a soft finish. We like our red wines a bit edgier and provocative but this is a wine we would buy again and you cant beat the price at $9.99 a bottle! (on sale when we bought it). So I give this an A- SiNoTas. (SIght, NOse, TASte). Its the Trifecta on the softer side of our palates! WineSplashing!!!