Hess Family Wine Estates

Hess Select North Coast Sauvignon Blanc

8.6100 ratings
8.64 pro ratings
North Coast, California, USA
Sauvignon Blanc
Cheddar & Gruyere, Tomato-Based, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Goat & Feta Cheese, Chili & Hot Spicy, White Fish, Salads & Greens, Meaty & Oily Fish, Fruit Desserts, Shellfish
Top Notes For
Randy Fuller

The wine has an herbal nose, not New Zealand herbal, though. There is some grassiness in the pale golden liquid, but it is well accompanied by grapefruit and tropical notes. The palate is so fresh, it's makes you happy if it's hot outside. Chill this wine and take a few degrees off the thermometer reading. The aforementioned grapefruit and tropicals show up as flavors, with a hint of stone fruit in there. The minerality is crisp and the acidity is zippy. The wine somehow makes me want a cold black sesame noodle dish to go with it.

The wine has an herbal nose, not New Zealand herbal, though. There is some grassiness in the pale golden liquid, but it is well accompanied by grapefruit and tropical notes. The palate is so fresh, it's makes you happy if it's hot outside. Chill this wine and take a few degrees off the thermometer reading. The aforementioned grapefruit and tropicals show up as flavors, with a hint of stone fruit in there. The minerality is crisp and the acidity is zippy. The wine somehow makes me want a cold black sesame noodle dish to go with it.

Jun 13th, 2018
Jim Sikes

Clean dry crisp with mild grapefruit. Good value.

Clean dry crisp with mild grapefruit. Good value.

Jan 31st, 2016
Boris Mathiszik

Crisp and fresh. Easy to drink.

Crisp and fresh. Easy to drink.

Oct 26th, 2015
Kirk Irwin

Nice apple vanilla nose, I am reminded of my grandmother’s crab apple tree. Nice fruit hit, backs off and lightens in the middle while the edges remain bright and crisp. Fruit with vanilla and nutmeg flavors.

Nice apple vanilla nose, I am reminded of my grandmother’s crab apple tree. Nice fruit hit, backs off and lightens in the middle while the edges remain bright and crisp. Fruit with vanilla and nutmeg flavors.

Sep 10th, 2019
Steve Pierce

Crisp

Crisp

Sep 10th, 2019
Fred Owens

Do not buy

Do not buy

Aug 25th, 2019
Allison Katula

Light, easy & yummy!

Light, easy & yummy!

Nov 15th, 2018
Kent Chu

Crisp and zesty. Very refreshing

Crisp and zesty. Very refreshing

Jan 29th, 2018
Scott Baldes

Great Sauvignon blanc! Right there with Whitehaven. Better than Mondavi. Grapefruit and melon with cut grass nose. Goes well with seafood.

Great Sauvignon blanc! Right there with Whitehaven. Better than Mondavi. Grapefruit and melon with cut grass nose. Goes well with seafood.

Aug 9th, 2017
"Odedi"

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nice nose of lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, minerals, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and creamy.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter vegetables, herbs and white pepper.

Medium plus in finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This is a nice Californian Sauvignon Blanc. Well balanced, creamy and simple. A little bitter for my taste, but better with food.

Needs to be properly chilled.

I paired it with spicy chicken wings.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Light yellow in color with a golden hue.

Nice nose of lemons, citrus, green apples, grapefruits, minerals, spices and white pepper.

Full bodied with medium plus acidity and creamy.

Dry on the palate with limes, grapefruits, citrus, green apples, bitter vegetables, herbs and white pepper.

Medium plus in finish with bitter almonds and herbs.

This is a nice Californian Sauvignon Blanc. Well balanced, creamy and simple. A little bitter for my taste, but better with food.

Needs to be properly chilled.

I paired it with spicy chicken wings.

13.5% alcohol by volume.

Jul 25th, 2017