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.
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.
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
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