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Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey 2011

Bottle Size: 750ml Item #: 1789252
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Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey 2011 750ml

Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey

Aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity, resulting in a wine crafted in a modern, fruit-forward style, wonderful to enjoy on its own as an apéritif, or with a wide array of dishes across many cuisines.

This vintage will be remembered for its long, cool growing season and the absence of excessive heat events, which allowed for ripe flavors to develop on the vine without excessive sugar accumulation. The resulting wines show an elegant balance of fruit and acidity with lower alcohol. Particular care was taken to carefully manage the vineyard canopy, allowing gentle breezes to freely circulate while still offering protection from late season sun. The vintage was unusual, but the growing season allowed vineyard managers and winemakers to show their skills at working in tandem with nature.

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.

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Hess Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey 2011
BOTTLE SIZE: 750ml
Aromas of pear and citrus, highlighting lemon and lime, are followed on the palate with pineapple and tropical fruit flavors. Medium bodied and refreshing, a subtle oak toast balances acidity, resulting in a wine crafted in a modern, fruit-forward style, wonderful to enjoy on its own as an apéritif, or with a wide array of dishes across many cuisines.
 

Notes on the Hess Select Chardonnay Monterey 750ML 2011

Technical Notes This vintage will be remembered for its long, cool growing season and the absence of excessive heat events, which allowed for ripe flavors to develop on the vine without excessive sugar accumulation. The resulting wines show an elegant balance of fruit and acidity with lower alcohol. Particular care was taken to carefully manage the vineyard canopy, allowing gentle breezes to freely circulate while still offering protection from late season sun. The vintage was unusual, but the growing season allowed vineyard managers and winemakers to show their skills at working in tandem with nature.

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.