Conservancy Crimson and Clover, was created as a tribute to my father, Jim Concannon, the father of America’s First Petite Sirah and presented to him at a celebration of his 80th birthday which was held at Concannon Vineyard on July 25, 2011.
The name Crimson & Clover reflects pride in our Irish heritage; the clover is the traditional Irish symbol for prosperity and crimson pays homage to the strong, bright, deep red color of the blend. This wine is unique in the Conservancy tier as the first Petite Sirah blend and consists of 50 percent Petite Sirah, 25 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Syrah and l0 percent Zinfandel. Crimson & Clover upholds the virtues of a Petite Sirah while adding rich deep berry flavors, softness and complexity. 10,000 cases will be produced.
Crimson & Clover is the first blend and the fifth wine in the Conservancy portfolio. All Concannon Conservancy wines are sourced 100% from grapes grown in precious Livermore vineyards that are protected from urban encroachment by a conservation trust that preserves the land for perpetuity. All the Conservancy wines are terroir-driven with an emphasis on balancing fruit with wine-making style. The Tri-Valley Conservancy now has over 3,100 acres.
Conservancy wines are the ultimate embodiment of our desire to preserve our winemaking heritage and ensure that future generations experience my great-grandfather’s vision of rich and flavorful wines in every glass. These distinctive wines were crafted to reflect their true varietal character as shaped by Livermore’s austere, rocky soil and unique climate. The Conservancy collection also includes Petite Sirah, Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon. All Conservancy wines are nationally distributed with an SRP of $15 which is well within my great-grandfather’s vision of offering hand-crafted wines at a reasonable price.
Slainte! (Irish for cheers)
4th Generation Vintner