The Vegan Vine Cabernet Sauvignon 2012
Wines for the Cabernet blend are sourced from the Clos La Chance 150-acre Estate Vineyard in San Martin, California. Hot sunny days throughout the growing season, coupled with cool ocean breezes in the evenings allow for increased grape hang-time and the further development of flavors and complexities.
Blend: 75% Cabernet Sauvignon,14% Merlot, 10% Zinfandel, 1% Malbec
When making wine without animal products, patience is a virtue. Animal based fining agents—fish bladders, gelatin and egg whites—speed up a process that will eventually occur naturally, making them unnecessary. At the right temperature and after the perfect amount of time, particles will settle out all on their own. Natural techniques, and a patient demeanor, can help produce some of the best wines in the world.
Vegan Vine Wines come from a certified sustainable vineyard and winery. As a multi-generational, family-owned wine business, it's important to leave the land and our surrounding environment better than how we found it for our kids and grandkids. But ultimately, it's the right thing to do.
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.
A noble variety bestowed with both power and concentration, Cabernet Sauvignon enjoys success all over the globe, its best examples showing potential to age beautifully for decades. Cabernet Sauvignon flourishes in Bordeaux's Medoc where it is often blended with Merlot and smaller amounts of some combination of Cabernet Franc, Malbecand Petit Verdot. In the Napa Valley, ‘Cab’ is responsible for some of the world’s most prestigious, age-worthy and sought-after “cult” wines. Somm Secret—DNA profiling in 1997 revealed that Cabernet Sauvignon was born from a spontaneous crossing of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc in 17th century southwest France.