The William Hill Winery Merlot is produced from fruit grown mainly on the benchland just south of Stags Leap in Napa Valley. Merlot from this growing region typically exhibits soft berry and raspberry flavors. Fermentation techniques for this wine accentuate the rich, ripe nature of the Merlot grape, while providing the structure to ensure proper aging. Using partial whole berry fermentation softens tannins, allowing the fruit flavors and succulent texture - the hallmarks of fine Merlot - to shine on the palate. The finished wine features rich, ripe crushed blackberry and blueberry flavors with a layer of oak complexity and a soft tannin finish that is pleasing on the palate.
These wines embody the unique terroir of southern Napa - from our own benchland estate, to the world-renowned cool-climate Chardonnay vineyards that dot the Silverado trail. Our Napa Valley Collection speaks to the fortuitous marriage of climate and soil that translates to grapes of great intensity and flavor. The result is a collection of expressive wines that deliver layer upon layer of exquisite fruit on the palate.
This full flavored Merlot is a great match for grilled beef or lamb. Also pairs nicely with simpler fare, such as fresh herb and tomato pasta, barbecued hamburgers or pizza.