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Date Printed: 6/22/2017
Hess Select Chardonnay 1997
Hess Select Chardonnay 1997
(search item no. 4023)

PRICE ON 6/22/2017: $13.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2015 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Hess produces consistently good wines, and this vintage is no exception. We discovered a traditional Chardonnay with green apples and pear in the aroma. It is well-balanced and round in the mouth, and it had a pretty finish with hints of honey and pear. Detroit News, April, 1999.
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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."