Hess Family Wine Estates

Hess Select Monterey County Chardonnay

9.61 ratings
-no pro ratings
Monterey, Central Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sue Mohle

Smooth, crisp, and bright with lots of red and green apple flavors

Smooth, crisp, and bright with lots of red and green apple flavors

Mar 29th, 2019
Randy Fuller

This golden wine smells of tropical fruit like mango and pineapple, with apple and sweet oak thrown on top. The palate shows that oak, but in an even-handed way. It works. The mouth is full, and the acidity is zippy.

This golden wine smells of tropical fruit like mango and pineapple, with apple and sweet oak thrown on top. The palate shows that oak, but in an even-handed way. It works. The mouth is full, and the acidity is zippy.

Jan 30th, 2019
Paul Weil

This is a decent but not excellent Chardonnay- nice Washington-style Apple flavors but still a little too much butter - although the malolactic flavors are very restrained by California standards. It stood up well to Jamaican style red beans and rice.

This is a decent but not excellent Chardonnay- nice Washington-style Apple flavors but still a little too much butter - although the malolactic flavors are very restrained by California standards. It stood up well to Jamaican style red beans and rice.

Dec 29th, 2017
Greg Helmer

2013 vintage; can't complain about the $12 price. Actually not much to complain about, or to get excited about. Light on aromas and taste, just pleasant. Could enjoy a bottle with a view overlooking the bay. Oh, that's what we're doing.

2013 vintage; can't complain about the $12 price. Actually not much to complain about, or to get excited about. Light on aromas and taste, just pleasant. Could enjoy a bottle with a view overlooking the bay. Oh, that's what we're doing.

3 people found it helpfulAug 13th, 2015
Antoine Pin

Wine Buyer Kroger/QFC

8.5

Whatever happened to Hess?!? It just seems to have disappeared from the shelves in the last 3 years. Still better than all them KJs, Edna's, Clos' and many others. $12 / 89pts

Whatever happened to Hess?!? It just seems to have disappeared from the shelves in the last 3 years. Still better than all them KJs, Edna's, Clos' and many others. $12 / 89pts

2 people found it helpfulOct 7th, 2013
Amanda Burrill

Lighter body than I expected. Excellent price point. Will drink again. I mean I will always drink wine again but I will drink this particular wine again.

Lighter body than I expected. Excellent price point. Will drink again. I mean I will always drink wine again but I will drink this particular wine again.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 25th, 2018
Claire Christian

Very fruity. White peach and citrus with some floral hints. Pretty basic chard but not the worst I've had.

Very fruity. White peach and citrus with some floral hints. Pretty basic chard but not the worst I've had.

1 person found it helpfulOct 26th, 2014
David Denham

Supermarket sushi dinner.

Supermarket sushi dinner.

Apr 27th, 2016
Kat Collins

Light to medium bodied wine. Bright citrus, lemon-lime, hint of apple, crisp and clean with balanced acidity. Perfect with Chilean Sea Bass with a Lemon Butter sauce.

Light to medium bodied wine. Bright citrus, lemon-lime, hint of apple, crisp and clean with balanced acidity. Perfect with Chilean Sea Bass with a Lemon Butter sauce.

Feb 14th, 2016
Jennifer DiDomizio

You cannot argue with this bright yet rich Chardonnay for under $15 bucks.

You cannot argue with this bright yet rich Chardonnay for under $15 bucks.

Nov 17th, 2014