William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend
2010 Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2012 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 16 | Lot No. 170
Vintage

2010

William Hill Estate Winery

Bench Blend

Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

The best wines are crafted by winemakers who are intimately connected to their wines: winemakers who stay close to the vineyard, who select their grapes by hand at the perfect moment of ripeness, who taste their barrel selections and blend the individual lots together to create an exquisitely balanced wine. This is how Ralf Holdenried makes wine at William Hill Estate Winery—and he wouldn't have it any other way. This offering for Premiere Napa Valley is comprised of 100% Cabernet Sauvignon, off the best blocks on our estate, and displays elegant 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.


Aging Process

Aged in predominantly new oak for ~21 months. Wine is racked 4 times during barrel aging.

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.65
  • Single vineyard wine
  • Sustainably produced
  • Wine is 100% estate grown and bottled

Tasting Chart

bone dry very sweet
light body very full bodied
soft, gentle very crisp
no tannins heavy tannins

Ralf Holdenreid

Winemaker, William Hill Estate Winery

Winemaker, Ralf Holdenreid

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

Winemaking Philosophy:
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.”

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