With roots deeply anchored in the Napa Valley, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietal wines from the undiscovered vineyards of California’s most celebrated regions. Beginning with William Hill Estate’s 140-acre benchland vineyard near the Silverado Trail, Winemaker Mark Williams turns to the hidden corners of southern Napa, the North Coast and the Central Coast to create a unique collection of rich, expressive wines.
Upon arrival at the winery, the grapes were destemmed and crushed before three to five days of cold soaking to enhance the extraction of color and flavor. The must was fermented in upright, closed-top fermentors at a maximum temperature of 85°F. The wine remained in contact with the skins for approximately 20 days before pressing. It was then rack to barrel where it underwent malolactic fermentation to enhance the mouthfeel. This wine was managed as individual lots and racked up to four times during aging, which occurred in a combination of new and used French oak barrels
The Napa Valley AVA is renowned for its long growing season, marked by warm, sunny days and cool evenings. These growing conditions are ideal for allowing grapes to ripen slowly and evenly. We selected 98% of the grapes for this wine – including all Cabernet Sauvignon fruit – from our estate vineyard in Napa Valley. 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.
Napa Valley Collection
From exceptional vineyards come exceptional wines, and our Napa Valley Collection celebrates the legendary terroir of Napa Valley.