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The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley

Wine Details

Varietal

Chardonnay

Style

White

Wine Description

This Chardonnay comes from our Veeder Summit Vineyard, with altitudes ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 feet above sea level. It is distinguished for its steep slopes and rock soils, which yield vines with Mount Veeder’s hallmark small berries and concentrated fruit flavors. The musque clones planted here thrive in the cooler mountain climate, which helps preserve the wine’s natural aromatics and bright acidity.

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    Solid drinking wine. Buttery

    about 1 year
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