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Constellation Wines, Dave Matthews unveil The Dreaming Tree

DBR Staff Writer Published 13 October 2011

Constellation Wines US, in partnership with Sonoma County winemaker Steve Reeder and musician Dave Matthews, has launched The Dreaming Tree wines, a new series of wines founded and harvested in California's wine country.

The portfolio includes a 2010 Central Coast Chardonnay, 2009 North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 North Coast Crush red blend.

The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas of blackberry, cherry and dry herb notes wrapped by toasted vanilla and soft, mouth-filling tannins.

The 2010 Chardonnay has aromas reminiscent of roasted pear, complimented by strong fruit and citrus flavors of the Central Coast.

The 2009 North Coast Crush red blend is a proprietary Zinfandel and Merlot blend with smoky notes and a pop of raspberry.

Reeder said with The Dreaming Tree wines, they have combined the worlds of wine and music and have created something that they personally enjoy, and enjoy sharing with friends.

The company claims that bottles used for The Dreaming Tree wines are 50% lighter than the average wine bottle, resulting in a smaller carbon footprint.

The natural cork closure is said to be sustainably grown, and the bottle's label made with recycled kraft brown paper and sealed with an eco-friendly sealant.

The wines are available nationwide beginning October 2011, with a suggested retail price of $14.99.

The Constellation Wines US (CWUS) portfolio includes such brands as Woodbridge by Robert Mondavi, Clos du Bois, Robert Mondavi Private Selection, Blackstone, Ravenswood, Robert Mondavi Winery, Simi, Estancia, Wild Horse, Arbor Mist and Paul Masson Grande Amber Brandy.