Hess Estate Chardonnay 2008, Napa Valley

Chardonnay Chardonnay
California, Usa

$19.95 (181578)

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August 21, 2010

Critic Reviews (2)

David Lawrason
David Lawrason

This is a nicely composed, balanced and fairly delicate style of chardonnay with all the expected notes of toast,...

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John Szabo, MS
John Szabo, MS

Clean, moderate intensity aromatics reveal some light pear and stone fruit aromas alongside subtle cinnamon spice....

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Community Reviews (1)

Andrew Hunter
Andrew Hunter

Medium-light straw yellow with a tinge of green. Nose initially a bit tight but opens: Green apple, fresh mown grass. Medium full bodied, quite plush on the tongue. Dry. The Alcohol is a bit high for my taste but the acidity and it's weight does balance it out to some extent. Not quite "buttery" but it is an interesting mix of a soft mid-palate and sharp, slightly bitter top end. Good finish. Heady wine.

Did the trick with (and in) my home-made saffron chicken pot pie.

Not sure I'd buy it again though. Something about Hess' regular labels that leaves me wanting.

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