Thirsty Thursday: 2009 Concannon Conservancy Crimson & Clover

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Thirsty Thursday is the quest to drink good, cheap wine that is $15.00 and under. Want some more recommendations? Check out the past cheap wine posts on Thirsty Thursday.

I had a bit of glee-squee-act-like-a-teenage-girl last week.

You see, I found the 2009 Concannon Conservancy Crimson & Clover at Cosentino’s Market – Downtown.

I had the good fortune of tasting this wine almost six months ago, but had a booger of a time finding it ANYWHERE in the metro.

But there it was. In downtown Kansas City. Looking shiny and pretty.

Even better , it was on sale for under $10.00.

The 2009 Concannon Conservancy Crimson & Clover is a blend of 50% Petite Sirah, 25%Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Syrah and 10% Zinfandel.

The wine leads with aromas of currant, clove, and cedar with a mix of soft vanilla with a mid-purple color in the glass.

The palate is a blend of ripe plum and cherry fruit flavors with a combo of pepper, clove, nutmeg and caramel. It also a bit of acidity on the tongue (or as I like to call it – party in your mouth), which gives it a favorable palate.

And then the finish happens..

And it is amazing.

It leaves you with the lingering taste of leather, a good tobacco cigar, and spice. (Think cool movie library set smells and flavors.)

This is a great wine to serve with a roast or any grilled steak. Or you can just drink it on it’s own.

The other cool thing. The reason for the Concannon Conservancy label? The grapes were grown on land that is part of a conservancy. They were grown at the Tri-Valley Conservancy, which is an area of over 3,100 acres protected from urban sprawl by a conservation trust.

Don’t forget to use the Thirsty Thursday Wine List when creating your wine shopping list.

Note: This wine should be available at most liquor outlets. Please be responsible when you drink wine – and never drive drunk…seriously, that is just stupid in this day in age.

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