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 85Â°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