2012 Tasting Room Collection
Bench Blend Unfiltered Chardonnay
On the Palate
A limited production wine, our William Hill Estate 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. This Chardonnay was fermented entirely in oak barrels and underwent malolactic fermentation to create a rich, creamy mouthfeel.
In the Vineyard
The 2012 vintage in Napa Valley was outstanding. Relatively mild conditions throughout the growing season paved the way for even ripening. A few days of rain threatened the early part of harvest, but all fears were soon quelled when gusting winds came through to dry the vines. Wines from this vintage are showing excellent flavor and firm structure.
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