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Date Printed: 7/10/2014
Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay (half-bottle) 2010
Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay (half-bottle) 2010
(search item no. 115460)

PRICE ON 7/10/2014: $12.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2009 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2008 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2007 Wine Spectator rating: 87 points

Winemaker's Notes:

This vintage will be remembered for its long, cool growing season and the absence of excessive heat events, which allowed for ripe flavors to develop on the vine without excessive sugar accumulation. The result is an elegant balance of crisp fruit flavors and acidity with lower alcohol.

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 crème cheeses.

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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."