117 Ratings
The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Offers a spicy, persistent, Muscat-like edge, with green pear and subtle melon notes.

(2008 Vintage) Aromas of cantaloupe, guava, pineapple followed by a concentrated and rich palate of Asian pear, with a citrus finish. The bright acidity and creamy mouthfeel are well-balanced in the mid-palate. 30% new French oak gives a hint of vanilla in the background.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05
  • Ken's Wine Guide
    (2004 Vintage) The bouquet of this wine is pleasant and light with a touch of oak. On the palate, this wine is smooth and creamy and has a distinctive vanilla flavor. The panel thought it would also be very food ...
  • Wine Advocate
    (1992 Vintage) Rating: 86/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 95 on Oct-94
  • Wine Spectator
    (1992 Vintage) Rating: 84/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 03/31/94
  • Wine Spectator
    (1986 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 10/15/88