With Independence Day celebrations popping off last week, I may have popped a few corks myself! Over the 4th of July weekend we went out to my cousin’s new house on Lake Allure. As the sun was setting and everyone set up their firework displays, I sat back and had nice glass of Dreaming Tree’s Crush while watching the sun set over the lake. (If only I had some Dave Matthews music in the background!).
The best thing about this wine: Not too sweet but not too dry
Available at: HyVee
By the bottle: $14.99
Pairs well with: Burgers and brats on the grill.
Winery Web Page: https://www.dreamingtreewines.com
Since it has always been my dream to live on the water, I thought I would pick up a bottle I have passed several times and never bought. The Dreaming Tree, Crush is a blend of the California’s finest varieties. It is 64% Merlot, 20% Petite Sirah, 13% Zinfandel and 3% other. The Crush is a slightly sweet red wine– not too sweet but also not too dry. It has some great vanilla oak and raspberry characteristics on the nose. It was medium to full bodied, juicy and jammy with mixed berries on the palate. It’s a wonderful wine that was enhanced by brats and burgers on the grill.
I find it so relaxing and peaceful to be by the water. I was dreaming how great it would be to end every day listening to the flow of the water. If I was able to watch the sunset every day, it would be priceless. My favorite quote is by Walt Disney; All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them. After this night, I will have the courage and do everything I can to pursue this dream and make it come true.