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2020 Benchmark Chardonnay
95
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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. A radiant deep straw in the glass, the 2020 vintage opens with spicy and sweet aromas of Bosc pear and apple pie a la mode while notes of pineapple upside down cake, toasted hazelnut and brioche overwhelm the viscous palate.
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sale price $110.00
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.
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2019 Benchmark Chardonnay
93
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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.
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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.
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The pinnacle of our white wine portfolio, our 2021 Benchmark Chardonnay greets the nose with aromas of candied ginger, pear butter, honeysuckle, and warm caramel. Rich notes of almond paste, sugar cookie and ripe honeydew melon that extend through the creamy, viscous palate.
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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.
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sale price $150.00
Our Benchmark Cabernet Sauvignon recognizes the distinctive character and nuances of our estate vineyard. In 2020, 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, cola and nutmeg leap from the glass while notes of licorice, fresh tilled soil, black currant jam and dark chocolate delight the palate. Full bodied, rich and expressive, this wile boasts velvety tannins that lead to a lingering finish. This wine is made to age for years to come and would make an ideal addition to your cellar.
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2020 Benchmark Red Blend
93
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sale price $110.00
Our 2020 Benchmark Red is a powerful blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec and Petite Verdot. Aromas of sandalwood, black currant, blackberry pie and star anise delight the senses. The full-bodied palate introduces notes of bakers chocolate, black licorice, black cherry and barrel toast that permeate through to the long finish.
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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. 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.
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sale price $110.00
The Benchmark Red Blend is our most exquisite expression of the William Hill Estate Vineyard. Using our favorite blocks in the vineyard, our Benchmark Red Blend is characterized by complex layers of dark jam, cassis, spice and purple flowers, which are balanced with excellent acidity, firm tannins and a velvety texture. Cabernet Sauvignon forms the core of the blend, with notes of cassis and dark jam, framed by well-structured tannins. Malbec and Petit Verdot offer a deep purple hue, floral aromas, firm tannins and a smooth finish to the blend.
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Our 2016 Benchmark Red Blend is a 100% estate-grown Cabernet-based wine – a complex and full-bodied tribute to our home vineyard in the Napa Valley benchlands. The 2016 vintage is immersed in ripe notes of black currant, blueberry, cassis and blackberry. Malbec, Petit Verdot and Merlot support the blend effortlessly, simultaneously adding depth and silkiness to the wine’s layered profile. Hints of vanilla, graphite and cedar touch down on the palate and hover above an evenly graded bed of tannins. The wine was aged for 17 months in new French oak (82%).
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