2011 Tasting Room Collection
Bench Blend Unfiltered Chardonnay
On the Palate
A limited production wine, our William Hill Estate 2011 Napa Valley Chardonnay (Unfiltered) was made with cool-climate grapes from Carneros and warm-climate grapes from the northern end of Napa Valley. Bright citrus and lemon notes are supported by a soft, creamy mouthfeel and a touch of sweetness from oak aging.
In the Vineyard
Despite several challenges, including rain followed by high humidity and cooler-than-average temperatures, the 2011 growing season in Napa Valley delivered fruit of exceptional quality. Our Chardonnay grapes were largely unaffected by the weather fluctuations and were able to ripen beautifully, thanks to dry, sunny conditions late in the season. Wines from this vintage are showing excellent color and elegant flavors.
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