A vineyard that I’ve underestimated in the past but that has given Ken some his most exciting wines over the past few vintages. Ken owns and farms this marine sedimentary site with loving care. It’s not far from Savoya and Shea, but it often packs in even more power and punch than its more famous neighbors. The vineyard is planted to a mixture of Pommard and Dijon clone that push through about 30 inches of sedimentary soils before hitting mother rock of fractured sandstone and siltstone. Both the clones and the soils incline Abbott Claim towards a distinctive spice and floral focus, although there’s always plenty of rich plum, cassis and black cherry fruit.