About This Wine
2013 The Dreaming Tree Crush is a blend of the North Coast’s finest varieties, this wine has some great raspberry jam and vanilla oak characters on the nose, it has juicy mixed berry flavors, and full-but-soft and approachable tannins. A wonderful wine, enhanced by such foods as barbecue ribs, Vietnamese-style pork sandwiches, or vegetarian stuffed poblano peppers.
The 2013 growing season was exceptionally dry, getting off to an earlier-than-normal spring and producing some high-quality grapes. These dry conditions through flowering made for great fruit set and a heavier-than-normal crop. The nights were in the usual 50s, but the days were a little windier and cooler than normal in the north. So with no rain throughout the growing season, the harvest extended all the way through November. The long summer of flavor development and lack of pressure to pick because of weather made for some very expressive and balanced wines with great tannin maturity