Hayes Valley Wines

Located in the northern Central Coast of California, the lore of Hayes Valley extends back to the 1800’s. After the acquisition of independence from Spain, Mexico divided the Santa Clara Valley into ranchos in 1821. The Clos LaChance property was a part of Rancho San Francisco de las Llagas, which was owned by Carlos Antonio Castro in 1828. Castro planted over 500 acres of vineyards and orchards. In the late 1800’s, a pioneer named Marin Murphy purchased a 9,000 acre parcel from Castro and named the area, San Martin, after patron Saint Martin. When Murphy died, the property was inherited by his family and later purchased by Lazard Lion. It wasn’t until 1921 when the property was sold to Lion’s business partner, Frank Hayes, that the area adapted the name “Hayes Valley.” Unfortunately, the vineyards eventually succumbed to prohibition. In the 1990’s, new vines were planted, the same vines that remain today.

Studded with native oak trees and surrounded by rolling hills covered with vineyards, Clos LaChance is truly an enchanted venue to behold. The region is also an ideal climate for growing grapes — cool, foggy nights followed by warm sunny days. The stunning views coupled with high quality wines, it was only fitting that a brand was named to honor the famous Hayes Valley.

2018

Hayes Valley Rose

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Color: Pale salmon with a tinge of coral
Aromas: Melon, yellow strawberry, Rosé
Structure: Crisp acidity, light body, juicy to tangy finish
Flavors: Raspberry, lingonberry, Rosé
Pairing: Cheese platter, figs, strawberries and goat cheese
Ageing and Blending
Aged 100% in Stainless Steel
Blend: 65% Grenache, 35% Cinsault
Alcohol: 13%

2017

Hayes Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

hayes valley cabernet sauvignon

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Color: Bright Purple and Slightly Clear to Opaque
Aroma: Black Currant, Vanilla Bean and Wet Stone
Flavor: Bright Cherry, Fresh Herbs and Vanilla
Structure: Medium Acidity and Medium to High Tannins
Pairing: Braised Short Ribs and Garlic Mashed Potatoes
Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22% Merlot, 2% Petit Verdot

2016

Hayes Valley Meritage

Hayes Valley Meritage

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Color: Purple and dark in color.
Aroma: Black cherry, chocolate, slate and mushroom.
Flavors: Baking spices, vanilla and blackberries.
Structure: Medium acidity, medium tannin. Long finish.

Ageing and Blending
25% New French Oak, 65% Neutral French Oak, 10% Neutral, American Oak – 12 months on Oak
Blend: 40% Merlot, 35% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Cabernet Franc, 13% Malbec

Food Pairings
Grilled lamb with goat cheese, mushroom soufflé

2016

Hayes Valley Merlot

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Color:
Bright red in color and slightly opaque rim.
Aroma: Plum, cherry and mocha
Flavors: Raspberries with cedar and a hint of tobacco.
Structure: Medium acidity and tannin with long finish.

Ageing and Blending
25% New French Oak, 50% Neutral French Oak, 25% Neutral American Oak
Blend: 100% Merlot

Food Pairings
Roasted chicken with thyme, Shepherds Pie

2016

Hayes Valley Zinfandel

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Color: Light, bright color. Rich and beautiful
Aroma: Cranberry jam, licorice, black pepper.
Flavors: Fig, apricot, blackberry, nutmeg. Finishes with coffee and cinnamon.
Structure: Medium-low acidity, medium tannin.

Ageing and Blending

25% New American Oak, 45% Neutral French Oak, 30% Neutral American Oak – 12 months on Oak
Blend: 100% Zinfandel

Food Pairings
Beef chili with beans, curried pork, grilled chicken thighs, spaghetti with Zinfandel red sauce.

2017

Hayes Valley Chardonnay

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Color: Medium straw, golden
Aroma: vanilla, creamsicle, honey
Structure: soft tannins, moderate acidity, long finish
Flavors: lemon meringue, sweet oak, crisp gala apples
Pairing: chicken Caesar salad, beer battered fish and chips

Ageing and Blending
6 months in 20% New French Oak, 80% Stainless Steel
Blend: 100% Chardonnay

2018

Hayes Valley Sauvignon Blanc

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Color: Very light, pale straw
Aroma: Lime, fresh apple, rose
Structure: Light body, Medium Plus Acid, Medium Long Finish
Flavors: Fresh cut grass, citrus, wet stone
Pairing: Goat cheese, figs, crab

Ageing and Blending
100% Stainless Steel
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

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