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 vintners. 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 LaChance 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 Winery takes its name from the small fenced-in area encompassing a vineyard (Clos) and from co-owner Brenda Murphy's maiden name (LaChance). The Murphy's chose the Hummingbird as the winery's symbol for both its 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 the business.The winery is located in San Martin, CA, within the Central Coast American Viticultural 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 vineyard with the homes of creating a legacy for their children and grandchildren. Clos LaChance Winery and Estate Vineyard is proud to be Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.
14 Hands Sauvignon Blanc Columbia Valley by 14 HANDS
Product Description13 Celsius Pinot Grigio grapes are sourced from the cool climate of the Veneto region in Northeast Italy Here the Alps protect the region from the cold winds that come from the North, and the Mediterranean heat provides a flawless climate for ripening After harvesting, the grapes are quickly transported and softly pressed to ensure maximum freshness The Alps defend Delle Venezie DOC, Italy from chilled northern winds, while heat from the Mediterranean creates the ideal climate for harvesting pure and vibrant grapes Meticulously crafted to highlight the best of its iconic terroir, 13 Celsius Pinot Grig
Brand Description13 Celsius wines are crafted with methodical attention to quality and precision. From pruning vines and selecting grapes at the pinnacle of ripeness, to rigorously maintaining temperatures during the winemaking process, our commitment is steeped in excellence. The iconic terroirs selected for our Sauvignon Blanc and Pinot Grigio provide elegant structure and vibrant texture that preserve the character of their exclusive regions. Our wine labels become blue indicating the optimal tasting experience when chilled to 13 Celsius, the ideal temperature to enjoy white wine. This supports our promise and ensures impeccable taste in every glass
Product DescriptionBlack cherry, plum, warm vanilla and espresso bean on the nose. Huge entry on the palate leads to a super rich, dense mid palate with round, chewy tannins. Long finish driven by black fruit notes and a hints of toast.
Batch 55 embodies an opulent vintage, which saw its fruit grow amid lush rainfall and balmy temperatures. Nuanced aromas of sun-baked raspberry, crushed blueberry, freshly-turned earth and hints of nutmeg swirl in the glass, segueing to a palate of jammy blackberries, clove and caramel. This blend showcases Zinfandel's warm, luscious character, accentuated by time spent in our charred bourbon barrels, which lent a graceful, smoky finish to the wine.
Product DescriptionRaspberry preserves, dried savory herb and mocha on the nose with hints of licorice, clove and vanilla. Expansive on the fore palate, building to a dense and rich mid palate with strong notes of ripe fruit and baking spices. Long, lingering nish with hints of toasty oak and vanilla.
Brand DescriptionThere are no shortcuts to making memorable wine. It requires focus, dedication and, some say, 10,000 hours of practice to become an expert at crafting this drinkable art form. Will you be able to taste the decades of passion that go into each bottle? Instantly.