Concannon Vineyards in Livermore, CA has created a line of wines sourced from protected vineyards in the Livermore Valley that are extremely pleasing and worth your consideration. While searching for a Chardonnay that wasn’t overly oakey or buttery, yet wasn’t heavy on the tart side, I was becoming very discouraged. I can’t believe how difficult it is to generate a completely pleasant Chardonnay. Then I sipped Concannon Conservancy Chardonnay and smiled.
I had it a bit too cold so I warmed the glass with my hands for a few minutes then enjoyed every sip. THIS is the Chardonnay I’ve been looking for. Slight pear and apple at the top with a hint of butter, along with a creamy sweetness, at the finish. Delicious.
The Conservancy Crimson & Clover red was a tad on the sweet side, with its hints of vanilla, for my husband. However I found it delightful in the fruit area, very rich and perfect for a cold winter’s evening. My husband had made fresh pizza and Crimson & Clover went perfectly with the rich tomato sauce and creamy mozzarella. I was such a good friend ( ;-> ) and shared sips with guests the other night. It was a crowd pleaser!
Not only are the bottles a gorgeous design, you will be proud to serve Concannon Conservancy wines at your next gathering because of their quality and taste. Priced at $18.00 I highly recommend Concannon Conservancy.
(*I was the proud recipient of Concannon Conservancy wines to taste for review. My opinions are truthfully my own*)