2009 Cabernet Sauvignon
Our 2009 Bench Blend Cabernet Sauvignon displays opulent red and black fruit aromas and flavors with notes of ripe cherry, brown spice and sweet vanilla. The soft, plush mouthfeel, intense fruit and silky tannins evolve into a long, impressive fruit-focused finish, with hints of cassis and cocoa powder. This wine has the fruit intensity and structure to improve through years of aging, although its smoothness and approachability make it rewarding to enjoy now.
This wine was aged 21 months in 100% French oak barrels, imparting delicate spice notes in the finished wine. The wine was racked 4 times during the aging process.
|bone dry||very sweet|
|light body||very full bodied|
|soft, gentle||very crisp|
|no tannins||heavy tannins|
Winemaker, William Hill Estate Winery
Today, Ralf applies his breadth of experience to crafting William Hill’s sophisticated, contemporary wines from the Silverado Bench. “We have only begun to tap into the enormous potential of this region,” says Ralf. “Our 140-acre estate vineyard epitomizes the Silverado Bench –concentrated, flavorful grapes that make soft wines. I hope to express the quality of this region with every vintage.”
Country born: Germany
Education: He earned his MBA at UC Davis.
Years in the wine industry: 20-30 years
Growing up on his family’s vineyard in Reinhessen, Germany, Ralf gained a profound appreciation for cultivating the land. “Winemaking was part of my everyday life,” Ralf explains. “My upbringing helped me understand the importance of the vineyard in the finished wine.”
Q: Fill in the blanks: I chose to make this wine from this particular ______________ because ______________.
A: I chose to make this wine from this particular caberent sauvignon because William Hill Estate’s Bench Blend Cabernet Sauvignon is crafted from select blocks within Napa Valley’s finest vineyards and is both elegant and rich, displaying intense fruit flavors with layers of complexity. This combination of unique characteristics
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Atlanta GA 30306
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