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The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley Su'Skol 2008

Winemaker's Notes:

Su'skol Vineyard's close proximity to the San Francisco Bay, with its marine influences of morning fog and afternoon breezes, creates an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay. This has aromas of cantaloupe, guava, pineapple followed by a concentrated and rich palate of Asian pear, with a citrus finish. The bright acidity and creamy mouthfeel are well-balanced in the mid-palate. 30% new French oak gives a hint of vanilla in the background. An elegant, bright wine with asian pear and tangerine flavours that pair with spicy dishes and highlight the richness of seafood.

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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 The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley Su'Skol

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,198
3.50 5
01/30/2012

Great, golden apple nose. A nice chardonnay! - WS Grand Tour 2011


Snooth User: xxMacManxx
76802920
3.50 5
04/09/2011

Pear, apple with a hint of oak. Mild acidity on the finish. Good daily drinker or with food. I'm not a big Chardonnay fan, but I do like this one.


Snooth User: hdennery
2768975
3.50 5
08/08/2011

At blue point grille very nice


External Reviews for The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley Su'Skol

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Source: Flaschenpost Weinservice GmbH
02/12/2011

Aromen: Tropische Früchte, Honigmelone, Guave und Ananas; Gaumen: Konzentrierte Frucht, Birne und Vanille, vollmundig und cremig, erfrischender Geschmack nach Zitrusfrüchten im Abgang



Su'skol Vineyard's close proximity to the San Francisco Bay, with its marine influences of morning fog and afternoon breezes, creates an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay. This has aromas of cantaloupe, guava, pineapple followed by a concentrated and rich palate of Asian pear, with a citrus finish. The bright acidity and creamy mouthfeel are well-balanced in the mid-palate. 30% new French oak gives a hint of vanilla in the background. An elegant, bright wine with asian pear and tangerine flavours that pair with spicy dishes and highlight the richness of seafood.

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