William Hill Estate Winery

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

8.940 ratings
8.83 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Ryan M
9.3

Yes 93. Extremely smooth and dark purple. Cherries, Blackberries, clove, wet moss, cedar, pine, and tobacco. Resembles an $80 bottle from the mountains.

Winemaker Notes
Dark and rich, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas and flavors of blackberry and ripe plum, with hints of clove and earthiness. Notes of brown spice and vanilla enhance the palate for a lusciously full mouthfeel, culminating in a long finish. 7% Petit Verdot, 1.5% Petite Sirah, 1.5% Cabernet Franc.

Since 1978, William Hill Winery has produced wines from the cool southern regions of Napa Valley, including the Silverado Bench and the Carneros districts. The winery specializes in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, producing Reserve and Napa Valley bottlings. Chardonnay grown in the cool climate and well-drained soils of Carneros typically offer brighter, more intense flavors and higher acidity than grapes grown in the richer soils and warmer temperatures at the upper end of the Napa Valley. The result are Chardonnays that are highly complex and multi-layered with crisp, bright flavors.

Yes 93. Extremely smooth and dark purple. Cherries, Blackberries, clove, wet moss, cedar, pine, and tobacco. Resembles an $80 bottle from the mountains.

Winemaker Notes
Dark and rich, the Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon offers aromas and flavors of blackberry and ripe plum, with hints of clove and earthiness. Notes of brown spice and vanilla enhance the palate for a lusciously full mouthfeel, culminating in a long finish. 7% Petit Verdot, 1.5% Petite Sirah, 1.5% Cabernet Franc.

Since 1978, William Hill Winery has produced wines from the cool southern regions of Napa Valley, including the Silverado Bench and the Carneros districts. The winery specializes in Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, producing Reserve and Napa Valley bottlings. Chardonnay grown in the cool climate and well-drained soils of Carneros typically offer brighter, more intense flavors and higher acidity than grapes grown in the richer soils and warmer temperatures at the upper end of the Napa Valley. The result are Chardonnays that are highly complex and multi-layered with crisp, bright flavors.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2017
Louis Martin

Smooth and fruity, slightly sweet, with a nice aftertaste.

Smooth and fruity, slightly sweet, with a nice aftertaste.

1 person found it helpfulSep 30th, 2015
Dawn E.

Here is my #fridaycabernetfix ! Not sure of the "somewhat low ratings" on this! This wine is really good! Super Smooth...dark fruits..molasses..sage..leather...vanilla..nice long finish! I picked this up for $40..pretty comparable ..previous purchases at a much higher price point.

Update..post 4 days vacuum pumped and in Refrigerator..this wine has lost some ground ..once being opened. Not bad..but heavy on the oak..and loss of acidity present post 1 hr. Decant. Not bad....just different....

Here is my #fridaycabernetfix ! Not sure of the "somewhat low ratings" on this! This wine is really good! Super Smooth...dark fruits..molasses..sage..leather...vanilla..nice long finish! I picked this up for $40..pretty comparable ..previous purchases at a much higher price point.

Update..post 4 days vacuum pumped and in Refrigerator..this wine has lost some ground ..once being opened. Not bad..but heavy on the oak..and loss of acidity present post 1 hr. Decant. Not bad....just different....

Apr 26th, 2019
Jeremy Harrison

I haven't been a fan of Cabernet Sauvignon until now. Received this as a birthday gift. Complex, full-bodied.

I haven't been a fan of Cabernet Sauvignon until now. Received this as a birthday gift. Complex, full-bodied.

Nov 27th, 2018
Dawn E.

Interesting wine...Licorice..cedar..clove dark fruit..earth...vanilla...smoke...super long finish..no decant on this. Enjoyed this...another find but my brother at Jewel/Osco!

Interesting wine...Licorice..cedar..clove dark fruit..earth...vanilla...smoke...super long finish..no decant on this. Enjoyed this...another find but my brother at Jewel/Osco!

Jul 25th, 2018
Pekka Holma

Fruit driven. There’s better options in South America for this kind of wines. Nice concentration and balance though.

Fruit driven. There’s better options in South America for this kind of wines. Nice concentration and balance though.

Feb 24th, 2018
Ida Miller

Im@not usually a fan of red wine, but I enjoyed this. Nice body, smooth, nice find sh.

Im@not usually a fan of red wine, but I enjoyed this. Nice body, smooth, nice find sh.

Jan 19th, 2018
Jana Montiel

Good stuff. Not an easy drinker but enjoyable, nonetheless. Smoky leather and earth. Pretty darn good! Not sure it's a $40 bottle, though. I'd happily pay 25 to 30 for it.

Good stuff. Not an easy drinker but enjoyable, nonetheless. Smoky leather and earth. Pretty darn good! Not sure it's a $40 bottle, though. I'd happily pay 25 to 30 for it.

Oct 27th, 2017
John

Very smooth light Cab, slight velvety overtones with a berry finish

Very smooth light Cab, slight velvety overtones with a berry finish

Sep 15th, 2017
Ross Musumeci

2013 vintage was great!

2013 vintage was great!

Jun 20th, 2017