SRP of $28 and available for as low as $22. Sample received courtesy E. & J. Gallo for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“Nestled on the southeastern slopes of Napa Valley’s prestigious Silverado Bench. William Hill Estate Winery is dedicated to producing exceptional wines that are a modern expression of the Napa Valley.
Napa Valley is no doubt one of the top regions for producing wine not only in the United States, but in the world. The climate, the soil, the mountains and the location all contribute to creating an area that is extremely conducive to grape growing. This explains why there are more than 450 wineries in the area and over 4.5 million visitors every year. Today’s wine comes from the southern part of Napa Valley, from a winery established in the late 1970s shortly after the Paris Wine Tasting of 1976 put Napa on the map.
The 2008 William Hill Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon begins with a very strong and enticing aroma of raspberry, blueberry, blackberry, vanilla and caramel that just sucks you in. Tasting the wine shows good depth and lots of interesting flavors like mixed berries, licorice, cola and a good dollop of caramel and brown sugar. It ends with nice spicy tannins on the long succulent finish. Give it some air, and it gets even better. In fact, don’t worry about wasting this splurge if you don’t finish the bottle off Saturday night, it might even be better on Sunday. A very satisfying stretch just a bit above our normal $20 limit.