There have been many times I received tasting samples and put them aside for a few weeks or even a few months before opening. That is not the case when I receive wines from Concannon Vineyard. Concannon's entire portfolio of wines have never disappointed. This goes especially with the Glen Ellen and Conservancy group. This week I received a bottle of Concannon Conservancy Crimson and Clover 2010, a blend consisting of 50% Petite Sirah, 25% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah, and 10% Zinfandel. This wine is a tribute to the "Father of America's First Petite Sirah," Jim Concannon, from his son John. The name Crimson & Clover reflects pride in their 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.
The suggested retail price on the Crimson and Clover is $15, but can be easily found for a few dollars less. If looking for a picnic or patio wine with juicy burgers or a nicely grilled steak, or serving up some stuffed bell peppers, you cannot go wrong with Concannon Coservancy Crimson and Clover. Very Highly Recommended