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Hess Select Chardonnay 2011

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This is as good as Pavillon Blanc de Ch Margaux and guess what's best?- it is less than half the price!

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The Hess Collection Vineyards:
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable and organic practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philoso... Read more
The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978. The winery is best known for its flagship Mount Veeder Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay wines, and single vineyard designates from our estate vineyards in Napa Valley. A leader in sustainable and organic practices, The Hess Collection adheres to founder Donald Hess’ philosophy; “Nurture the land; return what you take.” Located in the historic stone winery originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier, the winery first opened to the public in 1989. It since has earned international recognition for its wine, culinary and visitor programs, and provides free public access to Donald Hess’ extensive private Contemporary Art Museum. Read less

Member Reviews for Hess Select Chardonnay

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Snooth User: runningbear
43154637
3.00 5
02/11/2008

Decent, value-priced Chardonnay


Snooth User: caseychristin
4283461
2.50 5
02/06/2008

Two and a half glasses


External Reviews for Hess Select Chardonnay

External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

This Hess Select Chardonnay brings fruit aromas of freshly cut pineapple, pear, and lemon blossom with notes of vanilla, caramel, and a light touch of oak. In the mouth, the fruit continues showing r


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
07/09/2010

"This Hess Select Chardonnay brings fruit aromas of freshly cut pineapple, pear, and lemon blossom with notes of vanilla, caramel, and a light touch of oak. In the mouth, the fruit continues showing ripe pear, peach, and pineapple with a great texture on the mid-palate leading into a crisp, bright finish. Given the fresh fruity style, this wine is best consumed in the next two years." -Winery


External Review
01/29/2009

SILVER MEDAL, 2005 SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE WINE Hess Select Chardonnay is lively with an appealing balance of richness and crisp acidity. The wine is very fruit forward with ripe pineapple and lemon zest, backed by caramel oak aromas. The middle


External Review
06/17/2013

Glänzendes Strohgelb, Reichhaltiges Bouquet von Ananas, Guave, Zitronenschale und zarter Vanillenote vom dezenten Eichenholzeinsatz. Die Aromen setzen sich am Gaumen fort, ergänzt durch reife Birne und Pfirsich. Ein Vorzeigebespiel für zeitgemässen Chardonnay!



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This is as good as Pavillon Blanc de Ch Margaux and guess what's best?- it is less than half the price!

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