The 2007 Petite Sirah, Conservancy has fantastic depth and
character. It exhibits a rich nose of fresh berry fruit, and the
flavorful palate shows blackberries, chocolate, mocha and
plums. Subtle notes of molasses, cedarwood, and ripe
mulberries are complemented by soft, creamy oak tones and a
smooth, silky finish.
Concannon has an historic stake in Livermore Valley Petite Sirah, hence the name Conservancy, and with this wine, they do themselves, and it, credit. Dry and full-bodied, it’s a peppery, tannic wine with satisfying blackberry and leather flavors. Will gradually unfold over many years.
A historic and once-famous Livermore winery, Concannon was bought and sold several times in the 1980's by large conglomerates that were purchasing each other. Each sale resulted in a loss of focus, and the brand suffered. In 1992 Eric Wente of Wente Vineyards saved it from the jaws of destruction by assembling a group of eight investors to buy the winery. However, Concannon Vineyard is a totally separate company in both ownership and... View More