WINE TASTING NOTES:
Our William Hill Estate North Coast Chardonnay is medium-bodied and food-friendly, featuring ripe notes of honeydew melon, juicy pear and apple crumble. Backed by delicate hints of meyer lemon and nutmeg, this elegantly structured Chardonnay is smooth and well-balanced, with crisp acidity and a creamy mouthfeel.
Our North Coast Chardonnay was primarily sourced from Mendocino County, Lake County and Solano County. The 2017 vintage started with ample rainfall in the winter, followed by a moderate spring and an exceptionally warm growing season. Attentive canopy management ensured optimum fruit quality during harvest. In this vintage we see exceptional fruit-driven characteristics combined with brilliant acidity, making this wine an ideal food-pairing partner.
The grapes for our North Coast Chardonnay were gently whole-cluster pressed. A portion of this wine was fermented in stainless steel tanks at a cool temperature of 62°F, with the balance fermented in barrels at ambient cellar temperature. This wine underwent full malolactic fermentation and sur lie aging to impart a creamy mouthfeel.
- Varietal Content: Chardonnay
- Appellation: North Coast
- Alcohol Level: 13.8%