White Wines    Chardonnay    Napa Valley    California   
Wine.com - Buy wines, wine clubs, gift baskets and more
My Rating (circle) :
Date Printed: 10/25/2014
Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Chardonnay 2008
Hess Collection Mt. Veeder Chardonnay 2008
(search item no. 117676)
boutique wine

Wine & Spirits rating: 90 points
Wine Enthusiast rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 10/25/2014: $39.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2002 Wine Enthusiast rating: 87 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points
1998 Wine & Spirits rating: 87 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and jasmine, yield to vibrant tropical fruit flavors, which are balanced by crisp mineral notes. Medium bodied, this wine is fruit focused, with a nice acidity and good mouthfeel. Because this wine does not go through malolactic fermentation, it preserves its bright acidity and vibrant fruit flavors.
My Notes:

Additional wines from The Hess Collection:

About The Hess Collection:

The Hess Collection was founded by Swiss entrepreneur Donald Hess, who first purchased vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and began making wine under The Hess Collection label in 1983. In 1986, he began renovation of the historic winery, originally constructed in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier. The winery opened to the public in 1989. The Hess Collection has vineyards on Mount Veeder, along with their Napa Valley estate vineyards - Su'skol and Allomi in Napa Valley, and Shirtail Creek Vineyard in Monterey. Each of these vineyards is sustainably farmed in accordance with Donald's philosophy: "Nurture the land, return what you take."