William Hill Estate Winery

Benchmark
2012 Red Wine
Napa Valley

2014 Offering
Premiere Napa Valley
Auction 18 | Lot No. 145
Vintage

2012

William Hill Estate Winery

Benchmark

Red Wine
Napa Valley

10 cases produced

Highlights

  • Our Benchmark red blend represents the pinnacle of our estate vineyard, crafted from the best blocks of each grape variety
  • Made from predominately Cabernet Sauvignon, Benchmark is also blended with other red Bordeaux grape varieties and aged in 100% French oak barrels
  • This wine displays intense fruit flavors with layers of complexity and will cellar gracefully over time

Wine Facts

  • pH: 3.56
  • Sustainably produced

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.”

San Gabriel Country Club

350 E. Hermosa Drive
San Gabriel  CA  91775
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