$10 5 Oz | $16 8 Oz | $45 Bottle
Appellation: Central Coast, California
Varieties: Cabernet SauvignonTasting notes: Dark opaque purple in colour. Aromas of cassis,
dried cranberry, coffee and cocoa. A hint of dark cherry and
tobacco. Fruit flavours are up front; cherry and fresh cranberry.
Medium tannins and acidity. Flavours carry through to the
finish, along with hints of vanilla and cocoa.
About the winery…
Hayes Valley is the ‘second wine’ from the highly regarded Clos LaChance Winery. Bill & Brenda
Murphy are hands-on owners, and daughters Cheryl & Kristin work in the business full
time. Located in California’s ‘North Central Coast’, it’s the only winery and vineyard in the Hayes
Valley, 20 miles south of San Jose. The first commercial release from Clos LaChance was 1992, the
new winery was built in 2001. Hayes Valley launched in 2011.
By 1828, this valley was planted with over 500 acres of vineyards and orchards. In 1921 the
property was sold to Frank Hayes and the area adopted the name ‘Hayes Valley’. Unfortunately,
the vineyards succumbed to prohibition. In 1999, 150 acres of vineyard were planted by Bill &
Brenda Murphy, and Hayes Valley was returned to viticulture. Studded with native oak trees and
surrounded by rolling hills covered with vineyards, the valley is a truly enchanting location. The
region is also an ideal climate for growing grapes — cool, foggy nights followed by warm sunny
Hayes Valley wines are estate grown and hand-picked. Only the Chardonnay comes from outside
the estate — fruit is purchased from a sustainably farmed vineyard in Monterey. Recycled water is
used for irrigation, pomace is composted for use in the vineyard. The winery and estate vineyards
are Certified Sustainable. As a family-owned and operated winery, it is vitally important to
maintain the long-term viability of the land for future generations.