2015 Hess Chardonnay Collection Napa Valley

2015 Hess Chardonnay Collection Napa Valley 750ml

$16.99

CHARDONNAY

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Product Description

BLEND: 100% Chardonnay

ALCOHOL: 14.2%

PH: 3.62

TA: 0.6 gms/100ml

COOPERAGE: 9 months in French oak, 19% new

HARVESTED: Sept 1 – Sept 12, 2015

RELEASED: Aug 2016

 

TASTE WITH THE WINEMAKER

“The Su’skol vineyard is carefully farmed to emphasize fruit with wonderful acidity

and balance, and demonstrates the impact of the moderate temperatures influenced

by nearby San Pablo Bay. We use multiple clones, but focus on the aromatic

musqué. The musqué clone is delicate and needs a light touch with both oak and

malolactic fermentation so it does not get overwhelmed by either. To highlight this

beautiful clonal material, we put 70% of the blend through Stainless fermentation to

retain the fresh yellow stone fruit, citrus and pear flavors. The remaining 30% of the

blend sees just a light touch of oak –19% new (French) oak and only 30% of the

overall blend is allowed to undergo secondary fermentation. Aged for 9 months in

barrels and lees stirred weekly for 4 months, results in a rich, complex wine that

shows aromas and flavors of apple, white pear and a slight touch of tropical fruits,

accented by aromas of honeysuckle.” – Dave Guffy, Director of Winemaking