The Hess Collection

Napa Valley Chardonnay

8.66 ratings
8.71 pro ratings
Napa Valley, 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
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded by Donald Hess, purchasing vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and began making wine in 1983. Light golden with Fresh ripe stone fruit aromas and sweet notes. On the palate peach and ripe apple flavors with toasty notes. Medium length, good acidity, ending with a mineral oak tang. Ok, but the wine is lacking a cohesive balance.

Founded by Donald Hess, purchasing vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and began making wine in 1983. Light golden with Fresh ripe stone fruit aromas and sweet notes. On the palate peach and ripe apple flavors with toasty notes. Medium length, good acidity, ending with a mineral oak tang. Ok, but the wine is lacking a cohesive balance.

Jun 20th, 2018
Victor Hsu

Nice, mid-grade Napa Valley Chardonnay with interesting fruitiness (apple, pear, fig) and creaminess but enough acid to cut through a Gorgonzola cream sauce. Finish is not quite as pleasant, ending in an unexpected bitter note. Striving for balance but doesn’t quite get there. Not bad for the price. It’s our house white these days, because I got a case at a charity auction. Enjoyed the 2016 vintage with fusilli and the aforementioned Gorgonzola cream sauce.

Nice, mid-grade Napa Valley Chardonnay with interesting fruitiness (apple, pear, fig) and creaminess but enough acid to cut through a Gorgonzola cream sauce. Finish is not quite as pleasant, ending in an unexpected bitter note. Striving for balance but doesn’t quite get there. Not bad for the price. It’s our house white these days, because I got a case at a charity auction. Enjoyed the 2016 vintage with fusilli and the aforementioned Gorgonzola cream sauce.

Aug 25th, 2020
Harry Pratt

Shared with my wife Lisa on our anniversary trip to Little Rock.

Shared with my wife Lisa on our anniversary trip to Little Rock.

May 25th, 2019
Jess Ica Orona

Aroma is floral honeysuckle up front, Pear, peach, white cherries, vanilla, oak and heat at the end. Taste follows with medium acidity, warm spices at the end. Round, med-full body. A little hot and oaky for my taste but not terrible. I would recommend to someone looking for a chard.

Aroma is floral honeysuckle up front, Pear, peach, white cherries, vanilla, oak and heat at the end. Taste follows with medium acidity, warm spices at the end. Round, med-full body. A little hot and oaky for my taste but not terrible. I would recommend to someone looking for a chard.

May 7th, 2018
Russ McCarty

Russ had this 2 years ago

Russ had this 2 years ago

Sep 12th, 2018
Zach Weigel

Zach had this 3 years ago

Zach had this 3 years ago

Aug 12th, 2018