Hess Collection Mount Veeder Chardonnay

Vintage: 2009
Blend: 100% Chardonnay
Appellation: Mount Veeder, Napa Valley
Analysis: Alcohol: 14.6% | Ph: 3.27 | TA: 0.71g/100mL
Aging: Fermented in 4- to 5-year-old neutral French oak barrels for nine months. No malolactic fermentation.
Vineyard: Hess Veeder Summit Vineyard, with altitudes ranging from 1,300 to 2,000 feet above sea level.
Tasting Notes: Aromas of honeysuckle, white peach and pear foreshadow persimmon and nectarine on the palate. Medium bodied, this wine is fruit focused, with nice acidity and a round, full mouthfeel. Our Mount Veeder Chardonnay does not undergo secondary malolactic fermentation, preserving its bright acidity and vibrant fruit flavors.

Best Press: Wine Spectator 94