The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend 2010, North Coast

Red Blend Red Blend
California, Usa

$15.95 (310391)

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Dreaming Tree is a joint project by the very musically talented Dave Matthews, and winemaker Steve Reeder. It's “mercy-fully” a notch better than most of the mindless, marketing driven California blends currently selling for under $20 in Canada. Ripe, sweet berry fruit is couched in oak vanilla, tobacco and spice. It's mid-weight, a touch sweet, with decent acidity and a gritty finish. The length is good to very good. It may benefit from another year in bottle. Score: 87 (David Lawrason, www.WineAlign.com, Feb 2013)

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David Lawrason
David Lawrason

Dreaming Tree is a joint project by the very musically talented Dave Matthews, and winemaker Steve Reeder. It's...

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Sara d'Amato
Sara d'Amato

A simple but enjoyable red blend with decent acidity and happily integrated wood flavours. Although there is...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Marginally better than the many of the lower-end wines flooding the Ontario market from California, this wine has at...

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Steve Thurlow
Steve Thurlow

The market these days seems to be flooded with jammy easy drinking reds from California. This is much the same as the...

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Dan Trcka
Dan Trcka

The 2010 The Dreaming Tree Crush Red Blend 2010 is composed of 6 grape varieties: 78% Merlot, 13% Syrah, 6% Zinfandel, 2% Petite Syrah, 1% Malbec and 1% Cabernet Sauvignon, then aged in oak for 14 months. It has intense aromas of blackberry, dark chocolate, nutmeg and toasted oak. It is a full bodied, off-dry, fruity to integrated wine; has forward acidity, refined tannins and a long finish. Drink with food or as a standalone sipper; enjoy now and for the next 3-5 years (composite cork). My impression: NICE, 88 pts – well put together, nice addition to LCBO's general listing. Tasted April/13 at WineAlign Cru tasting.

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Monika  Janek
Monika Janek

A crowd-pleasing, uncomplicated wine. Ripe, sweet jammy fruit dominate. 78% Merlot with a blend of an assortment of other varieties from the North Coast, California. Tasted April 2013.

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Sue Sterling
Sue Sterling

Med. plus density garnet colour. Med. intensity nose of black currant, smoke, tar, dark cherry, and underbrush.

Dry, med. to med. plus body, med. tannin. Dark chocolate, black currant, dark cherry, earth, tar, and smoke. Long length.

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