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Hess "Collection" Chardonnay 2014 (Napa Valley, California) - [WE 90]
Hess "Select" Chardonnay 2014 (Monterey, California)


 
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Winery: Hess
Varietal: 100% Chardonnay
Region: Monterey, California
Vintage: 2014
Bottle Size: 750 mL

Product Code: HESSCHARDCOLLECTION4-W
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Press / Wine Critic's Reviews
 
Notes from the Winemaker:
“The Su’skol vineyard is carefully farmed to emphasize fruit with wonderful acidity and balance. Crisp and clean our Chardonnay showcases the moderate temperatures influenced by nearby San Pablo Bay. The multiple clones display an aromatic musqué, resulting in 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. It is a wonderful on its own, with appetizers, or as an integral part of nearly any menu.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking

Vineyard + Production:
Named after the native Su’skol people who used the site as a meeting place valued for nearby sources of fish and game. The location of the Su’skol Vineyard located in Southern Napa near the San Pablo Bay, takes advantage of the marine influence and the sandy clay and sandstone soils, making our the 175-acre vineyard an ideal location for growing Chardonnay. Planted exclusively to Chardonnay with nine unique clones, yielding small berries with intense apple, pear and citrus with crisp, vibrant acidity gives our winemakers flexibility to adding layers of complex flavors to the wine.

We ferment only a small portion in new French Oak, and allow just a portion to undergo secondary fermentation, showcasing the fruit and a round, rich mouthfeel from bâttonage over several week

Ratings & Reviews

90 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"The producer pulls from its estate Su'skol Vineyard for this wine, which opens in an aromatic flirtation of sweet honeysuckle, revealing the site's abundance of musqué clone. Crisp on the entry and midpalate, it shows a full-bodied style as it opens—notes of pear and fig are wrapped between spicy nutmeg and a viscous bite of oak on the finish." - Virginie Boone (3/1/2017)

89 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Readers looking for one of the big-time sleepers of the vintage, and a great value, need look no further than the 2014 Chardonnay Estate Napa. This is 100% Chardonnay from Napa and it sells for a song – and more good news is there are just over 24,000 cases of this wine that went through about 25% malolactic and was aged in stainless steel and neutral wood. Exotic floral notes of mango and guava jump from the glass, along with pineapple and honeysuckle. It is medium-bodied, crisp and fresh with loads of fruit. This is a big-time winner! Drink it over the next year." - Robert M. Parker, Jr. (30th Dec 2016)

Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Pithy citrus peel elements impart distinctive texture and flavor in this white, which is pleasing and cleansing. Drink now. 24,329 cases made." – JL (Jun 30, 2016)


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