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An Irish Toast

The road rose to meet James Concannon—over 125 years ago—when he arrived in Livermore Valley, began growing grapes and making wine. And the wind has been at the backs of the Concannons, the sun has shone warm on their faces, and the rain has fallen softly in their vineyards—ever since. “My grandfather's dream of creating Bordeaux and Rhone style wines is evident in every facet of Concannon Vineyards, and his vision is still alive in every glass of Concannon wines,” vintner Jim Concannon describes. During your next trip to California, Concannon invites you to visit the friendly tasting room at the winery in Livermore, just 45 minutes from San Francisco.

Concannon wines are offered in four price points. Selected Vineyards ($9.99), Limited Release ($13.99) Reserve Wines ($18.99 to $29.99) and Heritage ($45.99). Various varietals and vintages of these award-winning wines are available locally. Concannon Central Coast Chardonnay 2004 is medium-bodied with apple, oak and vanilla notes. Winemaker Adam Richardson suggests pairing this wine with an herb-roasted chicken or your favorite shellfish. Concannon Selected Vineyards Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon 2004 exhibits blackberry, cassis and cedar notes and pairs well with a hearty steak or red meat dishes. And Concannon Limited Release Petite Sirah Central Coast 2004 offers aromas of ripe berry, creamy oak and a hint of spice. “This Petite Sirah is full bodied, yet it has a firm and balanced structure with hints of toasty oak and vanilla on the palate,' Richardson describes. Enjoy with game, teriyaki beef, herb-rubbed lamb, or decadent, deep dark chocolate. Or cellar it until 2012.

Pick up a bottle of Concannon at the following wine merchants and restaurants: Amore, Bruno's, Contri Brothers, Cahaba Spirits, Diplomat Deli & Spirits, Los Angeles, Mt. Laurel Grocery, Open Door Café, Piggly Wiggly wine departments, Publix, The Club, Veranda on Highland, Vestavia Country Club, and Western Supermarkets. One sip will steal your heart away!


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