Thursday, October 12, 2006

The Hess Collection Chardonnay Napa Valley 2004 wine review by (PB)

This wine is pale golden with green apple notes on opening with bready highlights and plenty of sweet fruit.

In the mouth this wine is solid in structure with touches of vanilla, spice and creme brulee. There are gentle and subtle flavors with a lady-like complexity.
The finish is of caramelized sugar.

This is a nice Chard made from Napa grapes of various vineyards but I question the rating of 93 points (Wine Spectator or Wine Enthusiast) and the price of $18.

Just for kicks I reviewed this wine side by side with a much cheaper Chardonnay from California that I am particularly fond of as far as a value wine. Be sure to read the preceding review while you raise a glass!

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