Hess Family Wine Estates

Hess Select Monterey County Chardonnay

8.433 ratings
8.51 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
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
Erin Huntley

Heavy oak

Heavy oak

Dec 24th, 2019
rafal federowicz

veryveryvery nice

veryveryvery nice

Aug 18th, 2019
Lyndsey Wegner

A good Chardonnay for an affordable price. Green apple, pineapple, butter and oak, notes of citrus and a clean finish.

A good Chardonnay for an affordable price. Green apple, pineapple, butter and oak, notes of citrus and a clean finish.

Mar 24th, 2019
Rease Kirchner

Chardonnays aren’t my favorite but this went really well with scallops scampi

Chardonnays aren’t my favorite but this went really well with scallops scampi

Feb 1st, 2019
Colin Cahoon

Light straw in color. The nose is lemon grass and minerals. On the palate lemon and oak predominate all with the typical Monterey mineral backbone followed by a hint of mango and pineapple. Trends toward a little too much oak in the finish for what is a light to medium bodied chard. The acid is quite nice, though.

Light straw in color. The nose is lemon grass and minerals. On the palate lemon and oak predominate all with the typical Monterey mineral backbone followed by a hint of mango and pineapple. Trends toward a little too much oak in the finish for what is a light to medium bodied chard. The acid is quite nice, though.

Aug 18th, 2018
Madalyn Radlauer

2015 - a solid Chardonnay. Paired well with salmon

2015 - a solid Chardonnay. Paired well with salmon

Jul 9th, 2018
Jeff Rusnack

Buttery with bright citrus and fruit.

Buttery with bright citrus and fruit.

May 10th, 2018
Shawn Gleason

Good.

Good.

Apr 9th, 2018
Chris

Buttery Smooth. Very enjoyable wine.

Buttery Smooth. Very enjoyable wine.

Jan 14th, 2018