Cabernet Sauvignon is the king of red wines and at Clos LaChance there is no exception. Cabernet is the largest volume of acreage for a single varietal on our Estate, and that is made up of over 6 different clones on 4 different root stocks. The Estate Cabernet Sauvignon has always been a top performer for quality and is the flag ship for all tiers of the Clos LaChance portfolio. We stay true to the style that the terroir on our Estate gives us and create an approachable and elegant style of Cab that is crafted for your everyday indulgence. The wine is ready to drink now and can be laid down for several years.
Dark garnet color with a slightly opaque hue. Aromas of wet slate, cedar, dark cherry and molasses. Flavors of blackberry, tobacco, dark chocolate and black currant. Medium tannins, medium acidity and a long body. Pairs well with Cabernet glazed filet mignon and chocolate molten cake.
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In 1987, co-owners Bill and Brenda Murphy decided to plant a few rows of Chardonnay in their Saratoga backyard, both for landscaping purposes and to realize their dreams of being small-scale vitners. A few years later, the wines produced from this small backyard vineyard were good enough to sell to the public. It was at this point that Clos La Chance formed into a commercial winery. The first released wines were from the 1992 vintage. The next 15 years would take the Murphy's from 200 cases of wine produced to 80,000; 3/4 of an acre to 150 acres planted and 20 full-time and 25 seasonal employees. Clos LaChance takes its name from the small fenced-in area encompassing a vineyard (Clos) and from co-owner Brenda Murphy's maiden name (LaChance). The Murphys chose the Hummingbird as the winery's symbol for both aesthetic beauty and its ability to keep other birds away from the grapes. Together with their daughters, Bill and Brenda have created a multi-generational, family-owned and operated winery. It is their dream that the third generation will eventually take over their business.
The winery is located in San Martin, California, within the Central Coast American Viticltural Area. Tucked into the beautiful Hayes Valley, Clos LaChance is a true wine country experience located only 30 minutes from the Silicon Valley Being a good steward of land and resources are key components in Clos LaChance's winemaking practice. The family is especially vested in the sustainability of the winery and the vineyard with the hopes of creating a legacy for their children and grandchildren.