William Cole 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Cuvée Claire Napa Valley

Photo by Cordero Studios, www.corderostudios.com

Representing the fourth generation of his family to make wine in Napa Valley, owner and winemaker William Ballentine Jr. operates a three-acre vineyard in St. Helena that boasts a historic stone winery dating to the 1870s. Ballentine blends grapes grown in the loamy soils of the valley floor with hillside fruit cultivated in soils of volcanic rock; the result is a rich, complex, and quintessential Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. ($160)

More Spirits