The 2008 Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay displays Asian pear and
honeysuckle aromas with Clementine tangerine on the palate. There is a nice
weight to the mid-palate. It manages to capture the fruit in an impressive choreography
of pleasing acidity and subtle oak by aging it for nine months in 20% new French
Fresh citrus flavors in this wine pair well with poached or grilled seafood, shrimp or
crab with spicy aioli, baby greens tossed in citrus honey vinaigrette, avocados, fruit
salsa, shaved fennel, tangerines and triple cream cheeses.