“The Dreaming Tree” is the name of a Dave Matthews Band song, and now it’s a wine brand as well, crafted by Sonoma County winemaking legend Steve Reeder, whose resumé includes stints with Chateau St. Jean, Simi and Kendall-Jackson. In joining forces, Matthews and Reeder sought to make high-quality wine available to the masses, which accounts for the reasonable MSRP. The wine? There’s a sharp note in the nose, but it blows off quickly. In the mouth, the wine shows off impressions of black cherry, red licorice and raspberry. The finish is smooth, just like a DMB jam.
MSRP: $14.99 (October 2011)
Wine Lines rating: 88