Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay 2016 – 750ML

WS 88

Though just 30 miles long and a few miles wide, Napa Valley is home to diverse microclimates and soils uniquely suited to wine grape growing. It is considered one of the premier wine regions in the world and for our Napa Valley wines we look to our estate vineyards and select growers throughout the valley to source the very best wine grapes. The Hess Collection wines are family owned, sustainably farmed and dedicated to reflecting a true sense of place. Our wines are recognizable for their elegant, rich and complex flavors and a tradition of excellence.

Tasting Notes

We take care in farming the Su’skol vineyard in order to develop fruit with bright acidity and balance, and to showcase the impact of the moderate temperatures influenced by nearby San Pablo Bay. We choose to focus on the aromatic and delicate musqué clone, which requires a light touch with both oak and malolactic fermentation. To highlight this beautiful clonal material, we put 70% of the blend through stainless fermentation to retain fresh flavors of pear and nectarines, and preserve the wine’s natural acidity. So as not to overwhelm the blend, the remaining 30% sees just a light touch of oak–19% new (French) oak–and only 30% of the overall blend is allowed to undergo secondary fermentation. Aged for 9 months in barrels and lees stirred weekly for 4 months, results in a textured and viscous wine that offers aromas of jasmine and honeysuckle, complemented by stone fruit flavors enveloped in smooth, creamy notes of vanilla and lemon merangue.

Wine Spectator

88 points - Wine Specator // Aromatic spiciness dominates this lively white, which is reminiscent of a dry Riesling. Gooseberry notes and dried savory flavors linger into the finish. Drink now. 21,700 cases made. –KM (December, 2018)
Please note:
  • We can only ship wine within the state of New York.
  • If your order is placed before 12pm for local delivery you will receive your delivery between 2pm and 4pm the same day. We do not deliver on Sunday, any order placed after 12pm on Saturday will be delivered on Monday.
Varietal Chardonnay
Country United States
Region California
Appellation Napa Valley
Brand Hess Select

$19.99

in a mixed case:
$16.99
SKU 29206
750ML

19 in stock

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