The pinnacle of our red wine portfolio, our Benchmark Red Blend displays a combination of power, structure and site-specificity and is a tribute to our estate vineyard. The complex and full-bodied 2017 vintage is balanced and refined. Tones of blueberry liqueur, raspberry pie and black currant combine aromatically in the glass with hints of camphor and dark chocolate. Merlot and Petite Verdot effortlessly support the blend, simultaneously adding depth and silkiness to the layered profile. On the palate, lush tannins carry over a long, lingering finish.
The pinnacle of our white wine portfolio, Benchmark Chardonnay was created as a complement to our Benchmark Red Blend. Benchmark Chardonnay begins with some of the most exclusive Napa Valley vineyards and is a barrel selection of some of the most coveted fruit from these sites. A beautiful pale gold straw in the glass, the 2019 vintage opens with ripe aromas of apricot, peach and yuzu backed by sweet notes of pie crust and praline. Notes of salted caramel, chamomile and baked bread are unveiled on the structured palate that boasts viscosity that lingers.
Crafted from select blocks on our William Hill Estate vineyard, this Cabernet Sauvignon is robust, concentrated and complex. Striking aromas of blackberry and cassis are backed by hints of mint and sandalwood while notes of spicy blue and black fruit fill the palate. Full bodied with ripe tannins, lingering notes of caramel carry through the long finish. This wine ages beautifully, revealing hints of earth and spice over time.
Our inaugural release of The Notch opens with a bouquet of intense fruit-driven aromas and spices. This Merlot-based blend features decadent notes of Luxardo cherries, crème de cassis, cola and plum on a plush profile that evolves into a velvety finish. A significant amount of Cabernet Sauvignon is used for support – only the ripest estate-grown Cabernet made its way into the final blend, adding dimension and structure while maintaining a luxurious mouthfeel.
Our 2020 Winemaker’s Series Carneros Chardonnay is a luxurious wine that captures the intricacies of Carneros, Napa Valley’s most renowned
Chardonnay region. Brilliant light straw in color, our Chardonnay leads with luscious aromas of almond croissant and apple strudel punctuated with notes of green pear and tangerine. The palate weight is reminiscent of lemon cheesecake, which is balanced by mouthwatering acidity on the persistent finish.
The Benchmark Red Blend is the pinnacle of our red portfolio and our most exquisite expression of the William Hill Estate Vineyard. Using our favorite blocks, our Benchmark Red Blend is a big, rich wine filled with high-toned fresh fruit notes including blueberry, blackberry and plum. It’s framed by hints of spice, cinnamon and graham cracker, bringing to mind a summer fruit cobbler. Velvety tannins and a luscious mouthfeel lead into a long, full finish swirling with suggestions of fruit and sweet crème.
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a structured and polished expression of the variety through the lens of the William Hill estate vineyard. Offering layers of complexity, this wine opens with enticing aromas of blackberry and black cherry while notes of black olive, ripe plum and licorice are revealed on the palate. Perfectly balanced, this full-bodied wine showcases graceful acidity, fine-grain tannins and a long structured finish making it a wine to enjoy now, after an hour of decanting, or tuck away in the cellar, as it will age wonderfully for 8 -10 years.
This unique and fascinating Cabernet Franc was crafted from archetypical vineyards in Napa Valley. Along with fruit from our estate vineyard on the Silverado Bench, we augmented the blend with a generous amount of Cabernet Franc from the iconic Stagecoach Vineyard on Atlas Peak. A small percentage of our estate Cabernet Sauvignon was added to round out the wine. Our Winemaker’s Series Cabernet Franc showcases fascinating aromas and flavors of chocolate covered raspberries, dried herbs and Castelvetrano olives with a hint of cream soda on the soft, juicy finish.
Our Benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon recognizes the distinctive character and nuances of our estate vineyard. In 2018, our winemaker surveyed his favorite block, Block 23, by vinifying the east and west sections of the hill and picking his favorite barrels from the most expressive, concentrated and intense lots. Aromas of crème de cassis, spearmint and leather rise from the glass. The flavors echo the nose and add notes of cherry cordial, chocolate mint and dried herbs. Full bodied with a creamy mid palate and silky tannins that envelop your palate finishing long and delicious. This
wine is made to age for years to come and would make an ideal addition to your cellar.
The Benchmark Red Blend is the pinnacle of the William Hill Estate Winery portfolio. Benchmark Red Blend is crafted primarily from select micro-blocks from our 140-acre estate vineyard. The palate is characterized by intense, complex layers of dark fruit and cassis with hints of dark floral characters, while the finish offers subtle notes of toast. Incredibly well-structured, Benchmark has firm tannins and excellent acidity, blending for a rich, velvety texture. Cabernet Sauvignon forms the core of the blend, while Petit Verdot and Cabernet Franc offer deep color and notes of blackberry, soft leather and pepper to the blend.
Our Winemaker's wines are crafted from select blocks on Napa Valley’s finest vineyards to display intense fruit flavors and layers of complexity. The deeply-flavored, silky 2015 Winemaker's Series Cabernet Franc opens with aromas of bright blackberry and juicy plum. On the palate, rich flavors of black cherry, blackberry and cola meld with light waves of toasted oak, tilled earth, licorice, nutmeg and black pepper. This medium-bodied wine has a savory mouthfeel and fine-grained tannins that create a clean, bright finish that lingers.
Our William Hill Estate North Coast Cabernet Sauvignon opens with plush notes of boysenberry, dark plum and black cherry. This expressive wine also reveals a richness with echoes of plum and cherry preserves that finishes beautifully with layers of dark chocolate, mocha and graham cracker. Sourced from Lake and Sonoma County, our Cabernet Sauvignon offers a smooth, rich and fruit-forward palate.
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon combines generous fruit-forwardness with a structured and polished mouthfeel. The wine opens with enticing aromas of ripe dark fruit, cedar and spice. On the palate, black cherry and plum mingle with lingering notes of sage and licorice. Full-bodied and well-rounded, this Cabernet Sauvignon boasts beautiful acidity, fine tannins and a long finish. Enjoy now after an hour of decanting or lay it down in the cellar, as it will age wonderfully for 5-10 years.
Our 2017 Benchland Series Chardonnay was crafted with fruit from our estate Stagecoach Vineyard, as well as longtime grower partners in Coombsville and the Oak Knoll District. Beautifully composed with depth and richness, the wine opens with notes of shortbread cookies, sautéed butter and poached bosc pear, leading to a creamy and luscious mouthfeel on the full-bodied midpalate. The finish is long and round, with hints of toasty oak.
Our 2016 Petit Verdot opens with powerful dark fruit aromas followed by notes of ripe plum, black cherry and blackberry jam on the palate. On the nose, hints of cardamom, star anise, fennel and cedar make for a deeply layered experience in the glass. Bold tannins provide a sturdy structure for this full-bodied wine, culminating in a long, lingering finish. We recommend decanting this wine for an hour or better yet, laying it down in your cellar – this is a Petit Verdot for the ages
The Notch Red Blend is our interpretation of the Right Bank wines of Bordeaux. For the 2019 vintage, we blended Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec.
Fragrant aromas of cranberry sauce, Bing cherry and eucalyptus rise out of the glass. The palate offers notes of ripe cherry, baker’s chocolate and hints of vanilla bean. Medium bodied with soft tannins, our Red Blend can be enjoyed immediately and or cellared to develop complexity as it ages.
The inaugural Benchmark Single Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon is the ultimate expression of our home vineyard in the Silverado Bench. The 2018 vintage is comprised entirely of fruit micro-selected from the finest rows from the leading block of Cabernet Sauvignon on the estate. Aromas of blackcurrant, grilled plum, graphite and Herbs de Provence leap out of the glass while flavors of crème de cassis and black fruit coat the palate. Highly structured with good viscosity, this wine boasts a long, toasty French oak finish that lingers on the palate. The perfect addition to your cellar, this wine will age well for ten plus years.
Our 2021 Winemaker’s Series Spring Mountain Chardonnay is an intriguing wine with bright layers and floral notes. Tropical aromas of freshly grated ginger, white nectarine and jasmine greet the nose. Refreshing notes of sliced Green Anjou pear swirl with a hint of Meyer lemon. A silky mouthfeel, round tannin and lovely acidic backbone complete the long, mineral-crisp finish. Enjoyable now or will cellar nicely for many years to come.
This Red Blend opens with aromas of dark fruit, dried flowers and spice leading to rich layers of red and dark fruit, including notes of redcurrant and blueberry compote. The luscious mouthfeel is balanced by deep, integrated tannins and a deft touch of acidity. Together, those create a sense of firmness and freshness that lasts through the long, layered finish.
Our William Hill Estate Central Coast Cabernet Sauvignon opens with plush notes of boysenberry, dark plum and black cherry. This expressive wine also reveals a richness with echoes of plum and cherry preserves that finishes beautifully with layers of dark chocolate, mocha and graham cracker.
Our Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a rich, complex wine that combines generous fruit flavors with a smooth-but-structured mouthfeel to display the full character of oustanding Napa Valley Cabernet. The wine is a beautiful dense purple and opens with aromas of ripe dark fruit and spice. On the palate, intense flavors of blackberry, black cherry and plum mingle with lingering notes of sage, licorice and molasses. This is a full-bodied and well-structured Cabernet fine, soft tannins and a long, satsfying finish.
This wine is crafted from select blocks on our estate vineyard precisely chosen to display intense fruit flavors and layers of complexity. The 2015 Petit Verdot opens with powerful aromas of dark fruit and offers an abundance of rich and concentrated dark fruit layers including boysenberry jam and plum. The wine’s pronounced tannins frame the fruit and lead to notes of toasted oak and butterscotch brittle. The long finish adds a touch of spice and earth to the full fruit tones, creating depth and an alluring streak of brightness that enhances the full-bodied wine.