Pinot Noir



Pinot Noir

750 ML


Product Description

With roots deeply anchored in the Napa Valley, William Hill Estate crafts luxury Chardonnay and Bordeaux varietal wines from the undiscovered vineyards of Californias most celebrated regions. Beginning with William Hill Estates 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. WINE TASTING NOTES Deep and rich, our William Hill Central Coast Pinot Noir opens with aromas of black cherry, toasted oak spice and lavender. On the palate, enjoy ripe flavors of raspberry and boysenberry. A firm acidity and smooth mouthfeel lead to a lingering finish. VITICULTURE NOTES In 2014, the majority of our Central Coast Pinot Noir grapes were selected from the Santa Lucia Highlands and Edna Valley AVAs. Both renowned for their long growing seasons, the grapes in these two Central Coast sub-AVAs were allowed more time for flavor development on the vine while still retaining a naturally firm acidity. The 2014 vintage was short because of the warm, dry weather that led to an early harvest. Overall, the grapes from this year translated into ripe fruit flavors and a firm structure in the glass. WINEMAKER NOTES The grapes for this wine were cold soaked for five days before fermentation, which lasted two weeks at a maximum temperature of 85°F. The juice was pumped over the skins throughout fermentation with some extended maceration for optimal extraction of color and flavor. After fermentation, this Pinot aged for up to 15 months in stainless steel tanks before bottling. V A R IE T AL C O N T E NT P IN O T N O IR A P P E L L AT IO N CE N T R AL CO AST A L CO HO L L E VE L 14.2% R E S I DUAL S U G A R 0.35G/ 100M L T I T R AT ABL E A C I DI T Y 0.62G/ 100M L P H 3.71


Varietal: Pinot Noir

Region: Central Coast

Region Description:

The Central Coast AVA is a large American Viticultural Area that spans from Santa Barbara County to the San Francisco Bay Area. With around 100,000 acres planted, Chardonnay accounts for more then half of the total plantings. Within this larger AVA are several smaller appellations that share the same cooling influence from the Pacific Ocean. These include Arroyo Grande Valley AVA Arroyo Seco AVA Carmel Valley AVA Chalone AVA Cienega Valley AVA Contra Costa County AVA Edna Valley AVA Hames Valley AVA Lime Kiln AVA Livermore Valley AVA Monterey AVA Monterey County AVA Pacheco Pass AVA Paicines AVA Paso Robles AVA San Antonio Valley AVA San Benito AVA San Bernabe AVA San Francisco Bay AVA San Lucas AVA San Luis Obispo County AVA San Ysidro District AVA Santa Barbara County AVA Santa Clara County AVA Santa Clara Valley AVA Santa Cruz County AVA Santa Lucia Highlands AVA Santa Maria Valley AVA Santa Ynez Valley AVA Sta. Rita Hills AVA York Mountain AVA