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Tasting Clos LaChance Estate Zinfandel 2010 and Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

8592594535_29a810d544_mThis week I am trying two wines from Clos LaChance, a family-owned, certified sustainable winery in the Northern Central Coast region. The winery uses modern winemaking technology mixed with old world philosophy ...

... gravity flow, small lot fermentation, barrel aging and unfined/unfiltered wines paired with high tech computer monitoring.

Clos LaChance Estate Zinfandel 2010

California Zins are always a matter of personal taste ... One can find all styles especially in terms of texture and viscosity, yet I prefer the approachable balance of Clos LaChance, with nice berry flavors and a generous pinch of spice. Intense yet not cloying, with a clean long finish.

Clos LaChance Estate Cabernet Sauvignon 2009

Very balanced Cabernet Sauvignon with good grip, racy moderate acidity, and a long finish along with a burst of blackcurrant flavors (berry and leaf). The acidity is remarkable here, really helps cut through a great steak.

Priced well below $20 they are excellent values and show lots of tender loving care in the winery and vineyard.

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