The Hess Collection

Panthera Russian River Valley Chardonnay

9.45 ratings
9.22 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, 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
caroline mcgurk

2016 purchased at Chelsea wine vault June 2019

2016 purchased at Chelsea wine vault June 2019

Jun 4th, 2019
Mary Brenner

Mary had this a year ago

Mary had this a year ago

Feb 9th, 2020
Chiara Bernini

Chiara had this 2 years ago

Chiara had this 2 years ago

Oct 8th, 2019