With hints of baking spice and plum, this wine is jammy...just like the DMB Band.
The DMB has its fans and detractors: you either champion his lush, croony rock or find it inherently douchey. But Dave Matthews' light tour schedule these days indicates he may be leaning away from music and toward his other pastime: winemaking.
It was a fine blend, but what really captured my attention was the winery's attention to sustainability, toting these high points on their website:
Lightweight bottles manufactured with clean-burning natural gas
100% recycled paper labels
Black ink printing--no bleaching, reduced toxins and heavy metals
Natural corks from sustainable farms
If Matthews' music hasn't already attracted fans to his new venture--the singer also owns another winery, Virginia-based Blenheim Vineyards--the "sustainable" angle is a great way to bring the product to the eco-minded market, and one in keeping with his commitment to projects like Farm Aid (where he'll perform again later this month). Try some at the Elliott Bay Brewhouse & Pub.
For more on my thoughts on rock 'n' roll and wine, check out my review on the Wine Rocks fundraiser here: Less Rock, More Cork.