Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
The Su’skol vineyard is carefully farmed to emphasize fruit with wonderful acidity and balance. Crisp and clean, this Chardonnay showcases the moderate temperatures influenced by nearby San Pablo Bay. The multiple clones display an aromatic musqué, resulting in aromas and flavors of apple, white pear and a slight touch of tropical fruits, accented by aromas of honeysuckle. Hess ferments only a small portion in new French Oak, and allows just a portion (28%) to undergo secondary fermentation, showcasing fruit and a round, rich mouthfeel from bâttonage over several weeks.