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The Vegan Vine 2010 Sauvignon Blanc - Wine Review

Central Coast, CA

Our Selection for Wine of the Week August 22, 2011


A bottle of The Vegan Vine 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, our wine of the week
The Vegan Vine
2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Central Coast, CA

As the name implies, The Vegan Vine wines are made without any animal products. They are produced by the acclaimed winery Clos LaChance, a family-owned operation well known for its environmental efforts. In fact, all the grapes grown for The Vegan Vine are certified sustainable. A fairly new venture, Vegan currently produces three wines, Cabernet Sauvignon, Sauvignon Blanc and a red blend. Californian in style, the 2010 Sauvignon Blanc offers lemon, passion fruit and pineapple aromas with just a hint of cut grass. With racy lemon and lime acidity, the wine cleanses the palate and quenches thirst with a background of subtle tropical fruit, lemongrass and just a note of minerality. This wine's one flaw is that at 14.5 per cent alcohol it is a bit too strong as a white to be truly refreshing. However, it does offer a reasonable level of sophistication for its very wallet-friendly price. Try it with a chilled summer soup like a tomato and peach gazpacho, raw shellfish, poached sea bass with herb butter or a simple, grilled vegetable pasta.

Rating: 13/20
Price:
$10


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For more information, visit theveganvine.com


See also:
Tasting Notes on The Vegan Vine 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon



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