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The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2010 Vintage) Subtle notes of vanilla bean and brioche complement distinctive citrus aromas such as Clementine tangerine and lemon zest. Fermenting in stainless, as well as barrels, brings focus to the bright fruit characters of white nectarine, pear and green apple. Aging in mostly neutral French Oak for nine months allows the fruit to remain on display, just as we taste it in the vineyard. Less than one-fifth of the wine is aged in new French Oak to add mouthfeel. A small portion of the wine is allowed to complete malolactic fermentation resulting in a crisp, fresh taste with a solid acid backbone.

(2010 Vintage) Aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity, resulting in a wine crafted in a modern, fruit- forward style, wonderful to enjoy on its own as an apéritif, or with a wide array of dishes across many cuisines.

(2010 Vintage) Aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity, resulting in a wine crafted in a modern, fruit forward style, wonderful to enjoy on its own as an apéritif, or with a wide array of dishes across many cuisines.

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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