Introducing Crimson and Clover

By John Concannon

We’re super excited to be introducing a brand new wine this month, and we invite you to give it a try! Our 2009 Crimson & Clover was created by John Concannon as a tribute to his dad, James, and was named in honor of our Irish heritage. This blend consists of 50% Petite Sirah — our flagship varietal that is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year — as well as Cabernet Sauvignon, Syrah and Zinfandel, all from the Livermore Valley. Lush, bold and spicy, it’s a food-friendly red table wine that’s perfect for summer barbecues and parties.

Special grapes: What makes the fruit that went into this wine extra special is the fact that the grapes were harvested entirely from conservation-protected Livermore Valley vineyards, meaning that these vineyards will never run the risk of development.

A unique blend: If you enjoy drinking wine, you’ve no doubt noticed the surge in popularity of blended wines – wines that are made from more than one type of grape – in recent years. We’ve been experimenting with blending as well, and Crimson & Clover is the perfect example of the delicious results that can occur when you combine different varietals, in this case primarily Petite Sirah, Cabernet, Syrah and Zinfandel.

Pair it: We invite you to try your hand at creating great recipes to pair with our 2009 Crimson & Clover. Will you pour it with grilled beef kabobs? Pizza from your grill? Roasted leg of lamb? If you need some ideas to get you started, check out the Concannon family recipes on our website: Cheers!

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One Response to Introducing Crimson and Clover

  1. Cynthia Dake says:

    Crimson and Clover is amazing! Tried this just today – a rare chance to try at the tasting room off of Tesla – amazing! A tribute to the anniversary of their Petite Syrah – this amazing and versatile blend will pair well with just about anything, and – it stands quite well alone. I’ll admit I’m pretty picky, but after today’s tasting – I picked up a bottle as a gift for a client and by golly, I got one for myself too. I’ll be back for more for more – this is a classic keeper to please even the most discerning guests, and a timeless keepsake for collectors.