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William Cole Vineyards 2006 "Cuvée Claire" Cabernet Sauvignon

William Cole Vineyards

2006 Cabernet Sauvignon
Bottle Size: 750ml, 12/cs
Region: Napa Valley, CA


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This extraordinary feature includes FOUR very special Angel Bonus Offers to go along with a special library opportunity.

  1. With ANY purchase, receive immediate placement on the William Cole Vineyards allocation list, bypassing the long waiting list.
  2. With a purchase of 3, 6 or 12 bottles, receive wine delivered in a decorative wooden wine box. 
  3. With each case (12 bottle) purchase, receive bottles individually signed by William Cole Vineyards' Owner/Winemaker, William Ballentine.
  4. With each case (12 bottle) purchase, receive a personalized VIP tour and tasting at William Cole Vineyards' historic ghost winery.
Tasting Notes:

Cellar Angels is proud to introduce a very special opportunity. William Cole Vineyards is opening its wine library for a limited time only. Tucked away in the cellar of the historic winery, this wine is once again available on a first come first served bases. Wines from William Cole Vineyards are typically never discounted, sold solely through the winery and can only be accessed through their exclusive allocation list. Access has its privileges.

Haunting! But it is a ghost winery, after all. The appearance is a dense ruby color. After 30 minutes of decanting, the aromas of sweet fruit; ripe berries, juicy plum and wild black currant are alluring along with cedar wood, tobacco leaf and eucalyptus essence. The palate is complex, layered and explodes in the mouth with elegant fruit. At the same time it is rugged, with flavors of dried herbs, new leather, and dusty earth. This wine offers seamlessly balanced tannins and a tantalizingly long finish. 

While this stunning wine is tasting beautifully now, it is made to hold until 2030, so buy a few and taste through its evolution.

Tasting notes by Cellar Angels' Chief Operating Angel, Denise Cody
  • Grapes
    100% Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Region
    Napa Valley AVA, CA, with the majority of fruit grown in the estate vineyards.
  • Production
    468 cases
  • Alcohol
  • Ageability
    Cellar for up to 25 years from vintage date

William Ballentine

About the Winemaker:
About the Vineyard:
Additional Winemaker Notes:

Aged 28 months in French oak barrels


National Register of Historic Places

Food Pairing Suggestions:
If one chooses to pair with food, a Cabernet Sauvignon of this caliber and elegance requires indulging in a great meal! Pair with decadent meat dishes like balsamic marinated rib eye steak, slow cooked braised short ribs or Châteaubriand. On the lighter side, but still hearty enough to stand up to such impressive Cabernet flavors, compliment the wine with portabella mushroom truffle risotto, charred gruyere bison burger or wild mushroom stroganoff. Whatever your food pairing pleasure, enjoy it slowly and savor every bite and sip.
About the Winery
William Cole Vineyards Since he was a young boy growing up in Napa Valley and working his family winery, William Ballentine was destined to be a world-class winemaker. He feels connected to the vines and believes this craft is in his heart and soul. It could be argued wine is in his blood too since winemaking dates back generations in both his maternal and paternal lines. His sincere style and humble dedication to touching the wine from grape to bottle shows through in the quality and elegance that has made William Cole Vineyards so sought after. But it's William's devotion to those who drink the wine that sets him apart. His wine is made with the wine enthusiast in mind. Learn more