Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes & Food Pairing Ideas

Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Review

On the move covering Dave’s wine, tonight we took a look at the Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon pieced together by Steve Reeder, Tom Gore and Dave Matthews.

It’s made from 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot and 2% Cabernet Franc – sourced from various vineyards throughout the North Coast of California. While Crush still remains my favorite in the Dreaming Tree line, this is a very nice Cabernet Sauvignon that pops with bright red fruit, rounded tannins and a great balance. You’re also going to see some long legs on this wine.

Full-bodied yet not intensely complex, it makes for a great food pairing wine. Don’t feel obligated to pair the Dreaming Tree Cab with food though. It can just as well be drank socially among friends. Similar to Crush, but with a denser body, this Cabernet is a bit more red fruit forward and bright.

Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes

In the glass, Dave’s cab is deep ruby red in color with some subtle black and blue hues. It’s an elegant looking wine that pops just as much on the nose with immediate hints of dark red cherry, strawberry and chocolate.

On the opening palate, the aroma matches the flavor well. Black cherry cola, blueberry and red currant with vanilla undertones.  We get some brighter acidity mid-palate, backed by a bouncy tannin structure and an Asian spice blend.

Towards the close, the brightness stays up and the wine remains refreshing. A touch of stone-cool minerality complements the strawberry, cherry vanilla finish nicely.

Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon Review & Tasting Notes

Dave Matthew’s discusses dreaming tree with fellow winemakers. Image courtesy Dreaming Tree Wines.

Food Pairing the Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

Since this is a bit more fruit dominant than most of the Old World Cabernet Sauvignon’s I tend to drink, this is a great wine to pair with roasted duck, lamb tenderloin, honey garlic chicken or sweet and sour chicken wings.

It works just as well as a desert wine and is worth trying alongside caramel crusted pecan pie or red velvet cake.

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