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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
William Hill Napa Valley Merlot 2003
William Hill Napa Valley Merlot 2003
(search item no. 88217)
Wine Enthusiast rating: 88 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $19.79

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 Wine Enthusiast rating: 89 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 91 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This bottle gives of a joyous expression of Merlot. The aromas are a combination of ripe black cherry, red berries and licorice accented by smoky, spicy oak. The flavors are open, bright red fruit in the mouth, with soft tannins and a long, supple finish. This full flavored Merlot is a great match for roasted duck or quail as well as grilled beef or lamb. It also pairs nicely with simpler fare, such as fresh herb and tomato pasta, barbecued hamburgers or pizza.
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About William Hill Winery:

Since 1978, William Hill Winery has produced wines from the cool southern regions of Napa Valley, including the Silverado Bench and the Carneros districts. The winery specializes in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, producing Reserve and Napa Valley bottlings. Chardonnay grown in the cool climate and well-drained soils of Carneros typically offer brighter, more intense flavors and higher acidity than grapes grown in the richer soils and warmer temperatures at the upper end of the Napa Valley. The result are Chardonnays that are highly complex and multi-layered with crisp, bright flavors.