Cultivated primarily from our estate vines, this 100% cabernet sauvignon is the cornerstone of our portfolio. Named after William and Jane Ballentine’s daughter, the Cuvee Claire is made beautifully to age for years or enjoy right away.
2016 Vintage Notes:
An enticing 2016 vintage highlights aromas of boysenberry, rose petals, warm baking spice, and black cherry on the nose. The luscious fruit with expressions of black fig on the middle palate blending seamlessly to toffee, sweet oak and soft tannins in the long lingering finish. This 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon will be wonderful now after decanting an hour or cellar with grace for many years to come.
Soil: Well-drained volcanic tufa loam with interspersed rock and gravel.
Varietal: 100% Cabernet Sauvignon
Alcohol: 14.5 %
Aged: 30 months in French Oak