From The Napa Wine Project:
The 2019 William Cole Vineyards Cuvée Claire is deep ruby in color; we initially noted aromas of dust and some minerality nuances along with plum, blackberry, tobacco spice and old cedar box. The palate is bright, juicy, savory and flavorful. The finish is mouthwatering with notes of old cedar, dried tobacco leaf, dusty/earthy tannins and a light dessert spice note. Its structural grip (rounded texture) continues to persist on the long finish. This wine should age gracefully for many more years but already is showing very nicely in its youth.
“Cultivated primarily from our estate vines, this 100% Cabernet Sauvignon is the cornerstone of our portfolio. Starting with 120 cases in 1997, this wine is named after William and Jane Ballentine’s daughter, Claire. The Cuvée Claire is made beautifully to age for years or enjoy right away.”
Stored on its side in a climate controlled cellar since purchase.