When I recommended this wine to a good friend the last week, he immediately went out and researched where he could buy some for himself. To no avail. So, he contacted the wine sales rep at the restaurant where he worked, ordered a case and talked some fellow wine geeks into sharing the case. Now, he’s been drinking it and loving it all through the holiday weekend. That is the reward for his determination.
The Concannon Conservancy Crimson & Clover is a blend of 50% Petit Sirah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, 10% Zinfandel from the Livermore Valley appellation in California. The wine was made by John Concannon as a tribute to his father, Jim, and presented on his 80th birthday earlier this year. Jim Concannon is considered the father of American Petite Sirah. A grape that has recently risen to the very top of my hit list.
In addition to the nod to their proud Irish heritage and the deep red color of the blend, the name Crimson & Clover seems a perfect fit for this wine. It is the fifth wine in the Conservancy portfolio. Conservancy wines are sourced from vineyards who have placed their lands in a legal trust to protect the land from urban development.
For more information about Concannon Vineyards click here
For winery tasting notes of Crimson & Clover click here
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