Crush by The Dreaming Tree

by Mary Maynard
(Monument, CO)

Crush by The Dreaming Tree

Crush by The Dreaming Tree

What Possessed Us To Open Wine?

Because of my bizarre preference for words over music, I hardly know who Dave Matthews is, so my opinion of his wine is not tainted by a love for his music. Not saying I don’t like his music, just saying I don’t know much about it.

Having said that, I would like to get to know his WINE a lot better. We had good friends over for Happy Hour and as she has decided to quit teaching at the end of this year, she needed a glass of wine immediately.

What Did The Label Want Us To Know?

The wine maker is The Dreaming Tree. It is a collaboration between Dave Matthews and Steve Reeder who is a winemaker. They are friends.

Dreaming Tree refers to the spirit of California’s wine country. It is a blend and the words used are: smoky berry and raspberry jam. There is a poem or maybe lyrics from Dave Matthews entitled: Two Hot Dogs in Pick-up.

What’s So Great About It?

We first tasted this wine at a tasting at Bubbles Liquor store in Castle Rock, CO. Like I said, I was not swayed by the celebrity of the maker. This was absolutely our favorite wine of that afternoon. But then you take a wine home and you wonder if it really was that good or had you just had a good hair day. No, it was that good. Ellen tasted the raspberry and thought it was not bitter and not peppery. David smelled oak. Scott that it was really smooth. I think it tastes warm. We ALL loved it.

Someone Else’s More Qualified Opinion:
http://www.snooth.com/wine/the-dreaming-tree-crush-2009-1/

Conversation This Wine Engendered:

Psycho parents and this time not our own.

Mediator jobs and how fun that can be, but what is your real job?

Read more wine recommendations from Mary on her blog: www.HappyHourMary.com.

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