William Hill Chardonnay 2008
Chardonnay from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Light to medium bodied wines that are high in acid and light to medium fruit. Typically no oak.
Light to medium bodied wines with lots of juicy fruit, typically medium acid and medium oak.
Full bodied wines that have typically undergone malo-lactic fermentation and/or spent time in oak.
Alcohol By Volume: 13.9%
Alcohol By Volume Guide
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Our 2008 Napa Valley Chardonnay reveals elegant aromas of creamy vanilla, honeysuckle and ripe fruit of white peach and pear. This wine is full bodied and rich with hints of butter and brown spice, and a refined acidity that is maintained through the intense fruit and vanilla focused finish.
"Fragrant, fresh, clean and delicate, this offers fleshy peach, nectarine, citrus and tangerine flavors, with a complex, layered finish. Drink now through 2015. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 15,500 cases made."
"The reasonably priced 2008 Chardonnay Napa possesses a crisp, elegant, fresh, minimally-oaked style in addition to subtle notions of tropical fruit, pear and citrus blossoms. This medium-bodied white is meant to be drunk over the next year. Now owned by the vast Gallo empire, Gallo deserves enormous credit for finally getting these wines back on the track. The William Hill brand has been one of the most mediocre Napa names for many years, but that is certainly not the case with the current and upcoming releases."
The Wine Advocate
- 9/7/2011 (30 items) (viewed 349 times)
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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.
Learn About Napa Valley
It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...
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White Wine's Queen Bee
Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different
soils and different climates. While frequently paired with
its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy,
France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...
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