The Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is a supple wine, exhibiting aromas of cassis, currant and raspberry. A small percentage of grapes are whole berry fermented, contributing a softness in the tannin structure and an added richness, polished texture and earthy body.
AUGUST 2003, Steve Heimoff
"Always reliable, and often a value, this vintage William Hill hits paydirt with well-etched black currant flavors wrapped in a shroud of toasty oak. The dry tannins are complex, and the wine feels velvety on the palate."
|This wine pairs well with roasted meats, particularly when served with a berry or currant reduction sauce. Wild mushroom risotto or any dish featuring Portabello mushrooms would be a great match with the earthy characteristics of this wine.
|William Hill Estate Winery is a special place. In 1978, visionary vineyard developer William Hill saw the incredible potential of the Silverado Bench, where he built his namesake winery. More than three decades later, our winemaker Ralf Holdenried is making modern wines that speak to the unique terroir of this virtually unknown area of southern Napa Valley.
A confluence of characteristics makes our 140-acre estate an ideal vineyard. Set on a benchland - off the valley floor, but below the steeper slopes of the hills - with a southwestern exposure, the vines bask in abundant sunlight. The vineyard is close to the valley floor climatically, but the volcanic soil and the size and vigor of the vines means William Hill is more like a mountaintop vineyard. These elements translate to elegant, expressive red Bordeaux wines.