Hess Select Wines were introduced by Donald Hess in
1989 and are made by the family-owned Hess Collection
Winery in Napa Valley. Grapes for our Hess Select wines
are carefully chosen by our winemaker from vineyards in
Napa Valley, Monterey County and other family-owned
vineyards along California’s North Coast.
Monterey’s cooling fog and coastal breezes create an ideal climate for
growing Chardonnay, yielding wines with tantalizing tropical notes and
crisp acidity. The core of this wine comes from our 352-acre Shirtail
Creek estate vineyard in Monterey’s coastal valley.
Tropical aromas of freshly-cut pineapple and ripe pear. A soft entry of
well-balanced fruit and oak persists all the way to a pleasing finish of honeydew
melon and crème brûlée.
This wine’s natural acidity complements tangy, spicy foods and will offset the richness of
creamier dishes. Enjoy with Asian chicken salad, grilled tuna with melted anchovy butter
and lemon, or a creamy pasta dish with Portobello mushrooms.
|Wine maker notes
|Monterey’s cooling fog and Pacific coastal breezes, drawn across the Gabilan Mountains into the Salinas Valley, create an ideal climate for growing Chardonnay, yielding wines with tantalizing tropical notes and crisp acidity. Moderate temperatures lengthen the growing season, allowing fruit to evolve with layers of distinct Central Coast flavors. This wine comes from our 352-acre Shirtail Creek estate vineyard in Monterey.