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The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

(2013 Vintage) Montereys cooling fog and Pacific coastal breezes, drawn across the Gabilan Mountains into the Salinas Valley, create an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay, yielding wines with tantalizing tropical notes and crisp acidity. Moderate temperatures lengthen the growing season, allowing fruit to evolve with layers of distinct Central Coast flavors. This wine comes from our 352-acre Shirtail Creek estate vineyard in Monterey.

(2013 Vintage) Acidity complements tangy, spicy foods and shows well with the richness.

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    Basic, no negatives. Ns likes

    about 1 year
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    Spicy floral

    about 2 years
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