2013 Tasting Room Collection
Bench Blend Unfiltered Chardonnay
On the Palate
A limited production wine, our William Hill Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay (Unfiltered) was crafted from a combination of cool-climate Chardonnay grapes from Carneros and warmer-climate grapes from St. Helena in the northern reaches of Napa Valley. Hand-harvested and whole-cluster pressed, this wine was fermented entirely in oak barrels and underwent malolatic fermentation to create a rich, creamy mouthfeel and impart great breadth and length on the palate.
In the Vineyard
Overall, the 2013 vintage in Napa Valley was excellent. A dry,warm growing season with the least amount of rainfall in California history led to an early harvest that began in late August. Patience was key as we waited for our grapes to reach just the right levels of ripeness and maturity.
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