Review: 2010 William Hill Merlot and Cabernet Sauvignon
Two new wines from Napa’s William Hill, bringing the 2010 harvest to the market at last. Thoughts follow.
2010 William Hill Merlot Napa Valley – The nose is ripe and spicy, peppery with cedar, menthol, and herbs. The body, however, is curiously sedate and restrained. It drinks easy, with a somewhat sweet strawberry character at the forefront. An interesting combination of experiences here… worth exploring, but not quite challenging. B+ / $30
2010 William Hill Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – A prototypical Napa Cab, with deep plum and cassis on the nose, with ample and straightforward blackberries and currants on the palate. Quite sweet on the tongue, with a short finish. Uncomplicated. B+ / $40
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