Reviewer’s Note: Samples of the products discussed here were provided to me for reviewing purposes at no cost.
The Dreaming 2013 Tree Pinot Noir
Its fragrance redolent with baking spices and red fruit, Dreaming Tree Pinot Noir tastes like chocolate-dipped strawberries. A dry, medium-bodied pour that fills one’s glass with firelit rubies, it summons to mind meals shared outdoors with friends; think pot lucks and backyard barbecues enjoyed while watching the first star of the evening come into view. In this case, that star manifests as quiet intimations of cinnamon and nutmeg joining the creamy aromatics that underlie the strawberries and cherries and raspberries. These all work together to serve the tongue a jammy, fruit preserve essence that seems as fit for spreading it on toast as for proposing a toast with glasses raised. Medium acidity and refined tannins contribute to a balanced, fruity wine certain to bring out the best in meals featuring the likes of roasted game, pasta in wild mushroom sauce, or grilled root veggies.
The Dreaming Tree 2013 Everyday White
The 2013 Dreaming Tree Everyday White is a fresh-tasting, uncomplicated wine that teems with tropical fruit and distant white flowers. Ripened pineapple and peach with whispers of melon and lychee chase one another from its bouquet onto the palate. There, creamy hints of butterscotch joins their revelry, making for an enlivening tasting experience that is at once bright and representative of everything enjoyable about wines in the summertime. Blended from Gewürtztraminer, Riesling, Albariño, and Viognier varieties, and tasting like a bite of buttered brioche with honey, this wine is aptly named, as I could easily drink it everyday. This is a lush, full-bodied wine that plays well in whatever setting it is placed, from quiet sipping to spirited gatherings over good food and music. Its vocal acidity and middling alcohol levels paired with its sweeter fruit-driven impulses (thought I ‘d stop short of declaring it a “sweet wine”) make it an excellent pairing for grilled seafood and for Thai, Indian, or Mexican cuisines, or any other dishes known for bringing the spicy heat.
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Made in America and created by world-renowned musician Dave Matthews and seasoned Sonoma County winemaker, Sean McKenzie, The Dreaming Tree wines are available nationwide and an eco-friendly entertaining option for every summer occasion from a backyard barbecue, a DMB tailgate or a picnic in the park. Since the founding of The Dreaming Tree wines, the portfolio has been dedicated to environmental protection and sustainability right down to the bottle itself – in fact, the cork closure is natural and recyclable, the label is made with 100% recycled kraft brown paper, and the bottles are a quarter pound lighter than the average wine bottle. The Dreaming Tree is proud to share that a donation of more than $500,000 has been made to organizations such as The Wilderness Society and Living Lands & Waters to continue protecting our planet from land to water.