• SN: 91

    Snooth Editorial Score

    91

    Close

Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Wine Tasting Notes The 2008 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of Clone 1 and Musque clone. In order to preserve the crisp acidity and expressive aromatics, some lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks, while others were fermented in neutral oak barrels to lend a pleasant weight to the mid-palate. White peach, pineapple and ambrosia melon in the nose lead into more traditional varietal characters of gooseberry and lemongrass. Enjoy as an aperitif or with chicken in a lemon-caper sauce.

  • + My Wines

    My Wines

    Save in My Wines

    Add to Wishlist

    My Cellar

  • + List It
  • + Critic Score

    Submit a Critic Score

    Score:

    Name of Critic:

    Close
3.52 5 0.5
Average Rating Rate It Add
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

Editorial Reviews for Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,283
3.00 5
08/24/2009

Delicately citrus and pink grapefruit and grassy toned on the nose with real Sauvignon Blanc character and a lightly dusty mineral tone. Very bright in the mouth with a touch of sweetness up front balanced by very vibrant acids. Decidedly big fruity in the mouth with sweet pink grapefruit and peach tones with sweet herbal notes on the finish that have very little follow through. Short and sweet. 85pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,283
4.50 5
07/10/2009

floral and sweet on the nose with a key lime pie/ lemon custard edge to the fruit, , quite floral, very focused in the mouth with moderately rich flavors of nectarine, pink grapefruit and a creamy touch. A touch of herb and mineral pops on the moderately long finish. A fairly large scaled SB that remains balanced and fresh, bay leaf on the backend 91pts


Member Reviews for Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc

Add your review
Snooth User: Philip James
112,549
3.50 5
08/24/2009

Rich, oily and crisp with clean flavors of asian pear and a gooseberry finish. Nice


Snooth User: Lori Evans Larsen
850863113
0.00 5
06/03/2011

Apricot/Peach, Tropical fruit, sharp


Snooth User: hamiltonzg1
366479264
4.00 5
01/10/2011

Four glasses


External Reviews for Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc

External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Hess Vineyard Designates Sauvignon Blanc allomi Vineyard 2008 and all other premium wine from Hess Vineyard Designates available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.


External Review
Source: Fame Wine and Tobacco
07/13/2010

Hess Appellation Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2008 and all other premium wine from Hess Appellation available at discounted prices at WineDada.com. We also carry many other premium wine lables from USA and all over the world.



All Prices

Shipping to:

Wine Tasting Notes The 2008 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc is a blend of Clone 1 and Musque clone. In order to preserve the crisp acidity and expressive aromatics, some lots were fermented in stainless steel tanks, while others were fermented in neutral oak barrels to lend a pleasant weight to the mid-palate. White peach, pineapple and ambrosia melon in the nose lead into more traditional varietal characters of gooseberry and lemongrass. Enjoy as an aperitif or with chicken in a lemon-caper sauce.

Recipe Downloader

RiceSelect

Best Wine Deals

See More Deals »







Snooth Media Network