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2004 Hess Collection Chardonnay

Chardonnay

Winery: Hess Collection

Vintage: 2004

Wine Name/Vineyard:

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $21

Cases produced: 28,000

KWG Score: 91 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93.99-90)

Review date: October 15, 2006

Wine Review: The bouquet of this wine is pleasant and light with a touch of oak. On the palate, this wine is smooth and creamy and has a distinctive vanilla flavor. The panel thought it would also be very food friendly. The finish was short but pleasant. We enjoyed it and recommend it. - KWGTP

Winemaker Notes: The 2004 Hess Collection Chardonnay exhibits its signature of proprietary flavors and crisp acidity that originate from the vineyard plantings of a unique blend of seven rootstocks and nine hand selected clones of chardonnay. This spice rack of chardonnay shows in the aromas of guava, pineapple and orange blossom. Rich and lush, a palate of pear and vanilla flavors is balanced with nice acidity that evolves through the finish.

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