This Chardonnay has aromas of pear, citrus, and tropical fruit. On the palate, this medium-bodied white wine offers a reviving, fruity style that is woven together with a hint of oak and balanced acidity. This wine's acridity compliments tart, spicy foods and shows well with the wealth of creamier dishes. Hess Chardonnay matches well with Asian chicken salad or flame broiled tuna fish with anchovy spread and lemon.
The Hess Collection was established by Swiss business visionary Donald Hess, who initially obtained vineyards on Mount Veeder in 1978 and started making wine under The Hess Collection mark in 1983. In 1986, he started to remodel of the memorable winery, initially built in 1903 by Colonel Theodore Gier. The winery opened to the general public in 1989. The Hess Collection has vineyards on Mount Veeder, alongside their Napa Valley home vineyards - Su'skol and Allomi in Napa Valley, and Shirtail Creek Vineyard in Monterey. Every one of these vineyards is economically cultivated as per Donald's philosophy.