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New Featured Wines from Dave Matthews’ The Dreaming Tree

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New Featured Wines from Dave Matthews’ The Dreaming Tree

Scott’s on The River is excited to feature these two wines from Dave Matthews’ The Dreaming Tree through the end of the year.

LA Weekly writes: “Dave Matthews may not want you to drink the water, but the musician has collaborated with award-winning winemaker Steve Reeder to create a line of vino they’re calling Dreaming Tree Wines, after the Dave Matthews Band track “The Dreaming Tree” from the 1998 album “Before These Crowded Streets.”

From The Dreaming Tree website:

An Unexpected Pairing

When Steve Reeder and Dave Matthews first met, they realized they had a few things in common, like a passion for making wine at least as strong as their passion for drinking it.

They set out into wine country, looking for a way to make quality wines accessible to everyone. Along the way, they found inspiration in the down-to-earth characters and unforgettable flavors that give the region its rare kind of charm.

I make wines for people to drink. I don’t make wines for people to put in their cellar. – Steve Reeder

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Dave Matthews

You might know Dave from his day-job as a professional musician, but his passion for winemaking stretches back nearly as far as his love for music. With a winery in Virginia under his belt, Dave’s no amateur, but when he chose to lay down roots for roots in the California wine country, he knew he couldn’t go it alone.

A great winemaker is someone who loves community. That parallel between what he does with music and what we do with wine is amazing. – Steve on Dave

Steve Reeder

Veteran winemaker Steve Reeder has called Sonoma home for over two decades and among those in the know, he’s a bit of a legend in his own right. He’s got an artist’s soul and he lives, eats and breathes the vineyards where he made his reputation.

He can’t help but make good wine because that’s what he loves… that’s what his gift is. – Dave on Steve

Featured at Scott’s Seafood on The River through the end of the year:

The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 North Coast

THE RHYTHM OF OUR NORTH COAST DREAMING TREE CABERNET SAUVIGNON HIGHLIGHTS CLASSIC AROMAS OF BLACKBERRY, CHERRY, AND HERBAL NOTES WRAPPED BY TOASTED VANILLA. IT’S AN EASY-DRINKING WINE WITH A LOT OF CHARACTER.

The Dreaming Tree Cabernet Sauvignon

2012 Vintage

The 2012 growing season saw moderate temperatures with above-average sunlight exposure on the North Coast. Weather conditions during bloom promoted a strong set and larger-than-average crop. Given this large crop and moderate temperatures, it took a long time for the fruit to ripen, resulting in flavor development racing ahead of sugars—ideal for flavorful, well-balanced wines. The late rain at the end of the harvest urged us to move quickly on picking the remainder of the fruit. Overall, the wines from the 2012 vintage show excellent color extraction, intense varietal aromatics, and great concentration. By all accounts, it was a very strong vintage for wine quality.

Winemaking

The wines were aged in oak for 18 months and then carefully blended to bring out the true
character of the varietal.

Tasting Notes

Classic aromas of blackberry, cherry, and dry herb notes are wrapped by toasted vanilla and soft,mouth-filling tannins. It’s elegant and supple.


The Dreaming Tree Everyday White Wine

2013 Central Coast

BLENDED FROM SELECT AROMATIC VARIETALS THAT THRIVE IN THE CENTRAL COAST VINEYARDS OF MONTEREY COUNTY,EVERYDAY IS PERFECT AS A SIPPING WINE AND IT ALSO GOES WELL WITH SPICY FOODS.

The Dreaming Tree Everyday White Wine

2013 Vintage

The 2013 growing season on the Central Coast was dry, starting in early spring and extending throughout summer. The typical winds that they get coming off Monterey Bay and going into the Salinas valley brought wet foggy nights in the 50’s, but the days were a little hotter than normal. Still dry conditions through flowering made for great fertilization resulting in full fruit clusters and a heavier than normal crop. Throughout summer it was a little windier and cooler than normal in the north but very hot in the south. Harvest started almost a month earlier than average, but temperatures dropped a little during harvest time, and so with no rain the harvest extended all the way through November. The flavor development and lack of pressure to pick on the Central Coast made for some very expressive and balanced wines.

Winemaking

Everyday is a white wine blend crafted from some of the Central Coast’s finest fruit. These crisp, fragrant wines are all cold fermented in stainless steel, with quick stabilization right before bottling to preserve freshness.

Tasting Notes

A bright and aromatic wine, with fresh floral, citrus, and ripe honeysuckle notes that give way to zesty fruit flavors.

We hope you enjoy these very special wines that will compliment our menus.

Alan RP Irvine
President
Scott’s Sacramento River Inc.