Single Product


William Hill Central Coast Merlot

For nearly 40 years, William Hill Estate Winery has been offering rich and expressive Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and other Bordeaux varietal wines from select vineyards in Napa Valley and the California coast. Our collection of wines are rooted in the character of the unique, rolling hills of our 200-acre estate in the heart of the Silverado Bench in Napa Valley, crafted through the vision of winemaker Mark Williams, thoughtful vineyard planning and meticulous attention in the cellar.


Our Central Coast Merlot is a juicy and complex wine, featuring aromas of plum, blackberry and vanilla. The rich, full-bodied palate offers notes black cherry and blueberry with a hint of spice on the finish.

The 2016 harvest in California was early, with exceptional fruit quality. We saw a warm spring and early summer with cool nighttime temperatures. A mild July and August allowed grapes to slowly and evenly reach maturity. We selected our Merlot from a combination of premier Central Coast vineyards, primarily Monterey and San Luis Obismo counties, where large diurnal swings allow for ideal, even ripening.

The grapes for our Central Coast Merlot were destemmed and cold soaked for two days to enhance the extraction of color and flavor from the fruit. Fermentation occurred over a period of two weeks at a maximum temperature of 85°F. Only the free-run juice was selected for this wine, which was aged on oak to impart notes of toast and pepper to the final blend.

  • Varietal Content: Merlot
  • Appellation: Central Coast
  • Alcohol Level: 14.1%