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The Hess Collection Hess Select Chardonnay
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2011 Vintage) ““This is a wine I love sharing with people because it’s the very definition of versatile. It’s wonderful on its own, with appetizers, or as an integral part of nearly any menu. The Su’skol vineyard is carefully farmed to emphasize fruit with wonderful acidity and balance, crisp and clean and clearly showing the impact of the moderate temperatures influenced by nearby San Pablo Bay. The multiple clones, including the aromatic musqué, result in a wine that shows aromas and flavors of apple, white pear and a slight touch of tropical fruits, accented by aromas of honeysuckle. We ferment only a small portion in new French Oak, and allow just a portion (28%) to undergo secondary fermentation, showcasing fruit and a round, rich mouthfeel from bâttonage over several weeks. There’s a reason Chardonnay is a popular wine, and this is it.”

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    lime, pineapple, slight oak, crisp, medium to full body, dry finish

    about 2 years
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    Nice chardonney

    about 1 month
Expert Reviews
  • Wine Spectator
    (2003 Vintage) Rating: 82/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 06/30/05