The Hess Collection

Panthera Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.113 ratings
9.23 pro ratings
Russian River Valley, Sonoma County, 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

From the Hess Collection, most fruit from Dutton Vineyard, pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits, citrus, oak and spice. On the palate apple, peach and citrus with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Long finish, vivid acidity ending with fruit, oak and vanilla spice.

From the Hess Collection, most fruit from Dutton Vineyard, pale lemon with aromas of stone fruits, citrus, oak and spice. On the palate apple, peach and citrus with notes of vanilla and toasty oak. Long finish, vivid acidity ending with fruit, oak and vanilla spice.

Jul 21st, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

From the Hess Collection, their inaugural vintage shows aromas of stone fruits with light wafts of oak and spice. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of tropical fruits, a bit creamy, with vanilla oak notes. Nice mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium finish ending with spicy oak character.

From the Hess Collection, their inaugural vintage shows aromas of stone fruits with light wafts of oak and spice. On the palate rich ripe apple and pear with a touch of tropical fruits, a bit creamy, with vanilla oak notes. Nice mouthfeel, vivid acidity, medium finish ending with spicy oak character.

Jul 9th, 2019
Randy Fuller

The wine has an intriguing nose which shows apricot, Meyer lemon and tropical fruit. The palate shows why people like California Chardonnay. Tropical notes highlight the flavors, with a strong layer of minerals underneath. The 15 months of oak don't interfere as much as one might think, adding a noticeable - but not dominant - aspect to the profile. Racy acidity begs for a food pairing, and I'm thinking swordfish. The finish carries the fruit, not the oak.

The wine has an intriguing nose which shows apricot, Meyer lemon and tropical fruit. The palate shows why people like California Chardonnay. Tropical notes highlight the flavors, with a strong layer of minerals underneath. The 15 months of oak don't interfere as much as one might think, adding a noticeable - but not dominant - aspect to the profile. Racy acidity begs for a food pairing, and I'm thinking swordfish. The finish carries the fruit, not the oak.

Apr 8th, 2019
Stephanie Kline

Unique. Creamy. With a beautiful nose. Drank with a special seafood meal and my special love

Unique. Creamy. With a beautiful nose. Drank with a special seafood meal and my special love

1 person found it helpfulFeb 13th, 2021
Mark Sisofo

With Pan-seared Scallops with Garlic-Brown Butter Sauce. Muah!

With Pan-seared Scallops with Garlic-Brown Butter Sauce. Muah!

Nov 26th, 2021
caroline mcgurk

2016 purchased at Chelsea wine vault June 2019

2016 purchased at Chelsea wine vault June 2019

Jun 4th, 2019
Jesus Delgado

Jesus had this 9 months ago

Jesus had this 9 months ago

Sep 14th, 2023
Chris Guglietti

Chris had this a year ago

Chris had this a year ago

Jan 8th, 2023
Jude Tor

Jude had this 2 years ago

Jude had this 2 years ago

Sep 13th, 2022
D G
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D had this 3 years ago

D had this 3 years ago

May 4th, 2021