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. I’ve been able to try a few out recently and really enjoyed what they’ve created. Let’s take a look!
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. Priced at $18.00 this is a treat for those that are looking for a blend of taste and creamy texture (like me!). This would pair nicely with a chicken dish or pork.
Next to try was Conservancy Crimson & Clover red. This selection was a tad on the sweet side, with my husband detecting hints of vanilla and nutmeg. However I found it delightful and fruit forward, 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! Priced at $18.00 this would be a lovely red to bring out to dinner or share as a hostess gift.
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. Learn more about the Concannon Vineyard by perusing their website: www.concannonvineyard.com . Or, do one of our favorite things… go visit the winery! Located in Livermore, CA their Tasting Room is open daily from 11:00am – 4:30pm. Phone (800) 258-9866. Give them a try and let me know what you think!
(*I was the proud recipient of Concannon Conservancy wines to taste for review. My opinions are truthfully my own*)