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Dave Matthews great tasting wine is back with its annual "Painted" series - featuring a hand-drawn design by Dave Matthews himself. The "Painted 2016" features a red and a white - the red is a 43% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Petit Verdot, 19% Cabernet Franc, 15% Merlot blend, whereas the white is 59% Sauvignon Blanc, 31% Viognier, 10% Chardonnay. These wines are very popular and extremely drinkable - very smooth with a balance of sweetness and age to give you a great wine experience.
The pre-order runs until December 1, and as always they feature a great selection of swag - including a pre-order that features a Chicka Pig board! The t-shirts and sweatshirts are also very high quality, so if you need a comfy shirt that's a solid choice. Act quickly!
Dave has once again designed the labels - you may recall the 2009, 2010 and 2011 designs - this time Dave got his Pig on in 2012. Here's the skinny on the wines:
- The 2011 Painted Red is a blend of 53% cabernet franc, 26% syrah, and 21% malbec.
- The 2011 Painted White is a blend of 66% viognier, 18% roussanne, and 16% marsanne
This is a Pre-sale - the regular sale begins December 8. Any orders from November 21 to December 2 will receive, in addition to the fabulous wines - a limited edition, screen printed, numbered handbill. 10 random handbills will be signed by Dave Matthews.
You can visit the Blenheim Order Page and pick up the duo - White and Red for a cool $55. Orders by the case are also available. These go pretty quickly, so don't hesitate and order today! And tell em antsmarching.org sent ya!
On August 11, the Dave Matthews Band facebook page put up the picture you see over there. That's all it took for the Ants investigation team (also known as a bunch of people on the message board) to tie it in to wine.
To easy you through the back-story, there have been rumors floating about that Dave is lending his name or a song name to a new wine (outside of his own Blenheim Vineyards wines - which are awesome btw). Full disclosure I received an email a few months ago tipping me off of the new label. That brings us up to the present. An Ant posted that this rumored wine is coming to fruition, and it will be called "Dreaming Tree". A winery called "Constellation Wines" in Canandaigua, NY holds that trademark. Constellation Brands is the parent company of Robert Mondavi wines - you know, the same Bobby M where Dave performed in 2009. And if Constellation sounds familiar, and I'm not talking stars, that's because Dave and Tim performed at in 2010 in... you guessed it, Canandaigua. Interesting...
What does it mean? Well, who knows. But if you think you can just put up some picture on your facebook, Mr. Matthews, without having people jump to conclusions, you, good sir, are mistaken.
UPDATE: A few folks that have tried the wine - which is still unofficial -say it will unofficially be available in late September/early October. Follow that?
UPDATE #2: Well well well... look who has a website up. It's Dreaming Tree Wine. Scroll to the bottom and you'll see a note about tastings at The Gorge during the DMB Caravan stop.