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The Vegan Vine ~ 3 Fabulous Vegan Wines! {Review}

The Vegan Vine Wines are made entirely without any animal products.

Although wine itself is a vegetarian product, did you know that the fining and clarification of many wines utilizes animal products making them unsuitable for vegans? Products like gelatin, casein, isinglass and albumen (egg whites) are used to remove the small particles left over from fermentation of bitter tasting compounds.  Although typically filtered out of the wine before bottling, the use of these animal ingredients makes many wines unsuitable for Vegans.

The Vegan Vine doesn’t use animal products in wine production, so their wines are perfect for everyone, including vegetarians and vegans.  Undesirable particles are allowed to settle out naturally without the aid of chemicals or animal by-products.

Cooler nights and milder days allow the grapes to balance the acidity on the vine prior to wine production.  The excess compounds that need to be removed are done so with sterile filtration. Sterile filtration promotes the freshness of the wine

I was Blessed to receive three bottles of The Vegan Vine Wine for review.

The Vegan Vine Wines are grown and produced by Clos LaChance Winery, a family-owned operation located in the Northern Central Coast of California. Clos LaChance was founded in 1992 by Bill and Brenda Murphy. Today they work side-by-side with their two daughters to ensure the tradition of the winery continues to flourish.

Clos LaChance is proud to be Certified Sustainable by the California Sustainable Winegrower’s Alliance. Certification for the winery and 150 acres of Estate vineyards was obtained in 2010.

The Vegan Vine California Central Coast Wine

2010 Central Coast Sauvignon Blanc

A refreshing Sauvignon Blanc that will pair well with food.

I never professed to be a wine connoisseur; I only know what I like.  While Hubby goes for the heavier wines, I like white wines.  One of my new favorites is actually Sauvignon Blanc, so I was really excited to try The Vegan Vine Sauvignon Blanc.

This is not a sweet dessert wine.  I know a lot of sipping wines are a bit sweet, this on is more on the dry side.  It’s a very refreshing wine that goes well with foods like cheese and grilled ‘veggie style faux chicken’.  The Vegan Vine Sauvignon Blanc is slightly herbal with some citrus flavors.  I like to drink it very cold.  Price ~ $9.99

  • Appellation: Central Coast
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • PH: 3.61
  • TA: 0.62
  • Harvest Dates: 9/5, 2010
  • Bottling Dates: 3/10/2010
  • Release Date: 4/2011

2009 Red Wine (Blend)

Enjoy 2009 Red Wine with portabello mushroom risotto.

Hubby loves red wine.  Some are way too dry for me.  While I am no expert on wines I love the idea of a red wine blend!  From the first sip of wine I knew that The Vine Wine Red Wine Blend was really on to something.  I don’t usually love Merlot wine.  My mother-in-law does!  The addition of all the other types of grapes really lightens this wine and makes it very delicious.  Hubby enjoyed a glass with, don’t laugh, pizza!  The berry flavor of this wine is just delightful.  This wine would be delicious with a big huge bowl of pasta marinara!!!! Yum!  Price ~ $11.99

  • Appellation: Central Coast
  • Alcohol: 14%
  • PH: 3.54
  • TA: 0.65
  • Harvest Dates: 9/11-11/9, 2009
  • Bottling Dates: 5/3/2011
  • Release Date: 6/2011
  • Blend: 38% Merlot, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Petite Verdot, 16% Cabernet Franc, 10% Zinfandel, 2% Cinsaut, 1% Carignan, 1% Mouvedre

2008 Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon

Dried plums and a little anise spice round off the wonderfully smooth finish of this Cabernet Sauvignon

I have to be honest, I’m not a huge lover of Cabernet Sauvignon, but Hubby loves it.  The strange thing is he drinks it over ice.  It’s just a bit too dry for me.  He enjoyed The Vegan Vine Cabernet Sauvignon recently with dinner and really liked it.  He said it was very fruity and full of rich berry flavors.  He’s not a vegetarian.  I had a small sip of this wine, for reviewing purposes 😉 and this is a great bottle of wine to pair with veggie burgers, heavier pasta dinners and faux grilled meats.  (Save what’s left over and use in sauces, soups and stews!  I never cook with a wine I wouldn’t drink!)

Fruit for the 2008 Vegan Vine Cabernet Sauvignon is sourced from the Clos LaChance Estate Vineyard in San Martin. The 150-acre Estate Vineyard was planted in 1999 and 2000. Nearly 20 varietals were planted, along with 60 separate clones.

Sunny California days during the growing season, coupled with cool ocean breezes in the evenings, allowed for increased grape hang-time, and the further development of flavors and complexities. To ensure the highest quality grapes, computerized vineyard maintenance and data recording systems were installed in the vineyard.  The Vegan Vine Wines are very affordable! The Cabernet Sauvignon is just $12.99.

  •  Appellation:Central Coast
  • Alcohol: 13.5%
  • PH: 3.51
  • TA: 0.62
  • Harvest Dates: 9/11-11/9, 2008
  • Bottling Dates: 3/19/2009
  • Release Date: 4/2011
  • Blend: 76% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 6% Petite Verdot, 4% Malbec

The Vegan Vine Wines are made in accordance with the policies of the California Sustainable Winegrowing Alliance.

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Comments

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    Robyn E. says:

    Oh yes, gotta have my wine !