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Chardonnay

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sale price $80.00
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.

sale price $75.00
Our Napa Valley Chardonnay celebrates our home in the Napa Valley. Aromas of ripe Anjou pear and crème brûlée complement layers of ripe peach, golden apple and lemon shortbread on the palate. The velvety mouthfeel is balanced by bright acidity that carries through a fresh finish with a hint of spice. <br><br> To create a dynamic Chardonnay, we carefully selected grapes from several distinct growing regions in Napa Valley. Fruit was handpicked from the warm St. Helena AVA, which provide tropical flavors and a round mouthfeel. We also looked to the foggy vineyards of Carneros for crisp acidity and to the moderate Oak Knoll AVA to bring structure to the blend. The warm and evenly paced 2019 vintage produced expressive, vibrant wines with complex flavors. <br><br> The grapes for our William Hill Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay were harvested by hand and whole cluster pressed. All juice underwent barrel fermentation at an ambient cellar temperature of 65˚F. Following primary fermentation, the wine underwent full malolactic fermentation with sur lie aging in 30% new American oak.

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Our 2019 Winemaker's Series Reserve Chardonnay comes from several vineyards throughout Napa Valley as well as a block of Musque clone Chardonnay from Russian River. A beautiful blend composed of our reserve wines, it showcases the spectrum of our Chardonnay portfolio. It opens with expressive aromas of orange blossom, fig, Bosc pear and a touch of lemon custard leading to a rich mouthfeel and flavors of caramel apple and flaky croissant. The finish is long and round, bursting with fruit and hints of toasty oak.

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Our Benchland Series wines are crafted from select blocks from premium vineyards throughout Napa Valley. Our 2015 Benchland Series Chardonnay is crafted primarily from the cool, foggy Carneros region, renowned for its exceptional Chardonnay. The balance is from warmer Napa Valley regions, led by the St. Helena AVA, with small amounts from Oak Knoll and Coombsville to round out the blend. The silky, full-bodied wine is a classic reserve Napa Valley Chardonnay, opening with crisp, expressive flavors of green apple, white peach and lemon curd, layered with notes of tropical fruit and baking spice that linger on the complex finish.

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Our Winemaker’s Series Carneros Chardonnay captures the nuanced complexities of Napa Valley’s most renowned Chardonnay region. This luxurious small-lot Chardonnay offers compelling notes of yuzu, honeysuckle and golden peach interwoven with, brioche and lemon panna cotta. Bright acidity awakens the palate and rounds out this rich, textured wine as it gives way to a creamy, lingering finish.

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Our 2018 Benchland Series Chardonnay comes from several vineyards throughout Napa Valley as well as a block of Musque clone Chardonnay from Russian River. A beautiful blend composed of our reserve wines, it showcases the spectrum of our Chardonnay portfolio. It opens with expressive aromas of orange blossom, fig, Bosc pear and a touch of lemon custard leading to a rich mouthfeel and flavors of caramel apple and flaky croissant. The finish is long and round, bursting with fruit and hints of toasty oak.

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<b>WINE TASTING NOTES:</b><br> The William Hill Estate Winery 2020 Napa Valley Chardonnay captures a sense of place from California's famed winegrowing region. Full-bodied and creamy, our Chardonnay opens with aromas of green apple, ripe pear and fresh-baked brioche. Layers of ripe apple and green fig are accented by notes of lemon curd, vanilla and buttery shortbread. The finish is long and lingering, with highlights of toast and a slight floral note. <br><br> <b>VITICULTURE NOTES:</b><br> In 2020, the grapes we selected for the final blend of our Napa Valley Chardonnay came from select growers in St. Helena, Oak Knoll and Carneros. These are all amazing regions that are renowned for growing concentrated Chardonnay. The 2020 harvest began with very welcome spring rains, which helped maintain cover crops and got the vines off to a nice start. The fruit ripened slowly and evenly in mostly steady temperatures. The resulting wines are beautifully layered, well-balanced and have a lovely natural acidity to them. <br><br> <b>WINEMAKER NOTES:</b><br> After Grapes for this wine were hand harvested in the cool morning hours and then brought to the winery to be hand sorted. They were then whole cluster pressed and barrel fermented in American oak (30% new) barrels. Each lot was kept separate and underwent 100% malolactic fermentation. Only the finest lots made it into the final blend to craft the ideal representation of Napa Valley Chardonnay.
William Hill Winemaker's Series Carneros Chardonnay V15 750ML
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Our 2015 William Hill Estate Winemaker’s Series Carneros Chardonnay is a limited production wine that offers classic flavors from this unparalleled Napa Valley Chardonnay region. This wine is rich with aromatics, layered with citrus and tree fruit flavors, and balanced with firm acidity—all hallmarks of the best of the cool, foggy Carneros region. Aging in French oak barrels added depth, hints of sweet toasted oak and a creamy, rounded mouthfeel.

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This is our smallest production Chardonnay that offers classic flavors from this unparalleled Napa Valley Chardonnay region, the coolest sub-AVA in Napa. The 2016 Carneros Chardonnay has lively aromas of lemon drop and ginger that lead to a palate filled with notes of candied lemon and baked apples framed by toasty oak and creamy vanilla. The balance of luscious mouthfeel and firm acidity creates an alluring wine and leads to a long finish with echoes of lemon meringue.
William Hill Napa Valley Chardonnay V19 750ML
90
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sale price $35.00
Our Napa Valley Chardonnay celebrates our home in the Napa Valley. Aromas of ripe Anjou pear and crème brûlée complement layers of ripe peach, golden apple and lemon shortbread on the palate. The velvety mouthfeel is balanced by bright acidity that carries through a fresh finish with a hint of spice. <br><br> To create a dynamic Chardonnay, we carefully selected grapes from several distinct growing regions in Napa Valley. Fruit was handpicked from the warm St. Helena AVA, which provide tropical flavors and a round mouthfeel. We also looked to the foggy vineyards of Carneros for crisp acidity and to the moderate Oak Knoll AVA to bring structure to the blend. The warm and evenly paced 2019 vintage produced expressive, vibrant wines with complex flavors. <br><br> The grapes for our William Hill Estate Napa Valley Chardonnay were harvested by hand and whole cluster pressed. All juice underwent barrel fermentation at an ambient cellar temperature of 65˚F. Following primary fermentation, the wine underwent full malolactic fermentation with sur lie aging in 30% new American oak.

sale price $50.00
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.
William Hill North Coast Chardonnay V19 750ML
90
pts

sale price $17.00
Our bright, medium-bodied and food-friendly William Hill Estate North Coast Chardonnay offers ripe fruit flavors of ripe melon, mandarin orange, peach and tropical fruit, supported by complex notes of citrus blossom and brown spice. Delicately structured and smooth, this refreshing, well-balanced wine has a crisp acidity and soft, creamy mouthfeel.

sale price $50.00
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.
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