WHITE WINE - WINE ON TAP
2017 THE HESS COLLECTION, CHARDONNAY
NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY
Vintage 2017 began with restorative rains that replenished soils, helped support vine growth and fortified our vineyards through the Spring. The late-August heat wave that continued into September led us to begin harvest just after Labor Day. From the start, yields looked promising, as the sugars and acids in the grapes showed incredible balance. October was marked by wildfires in the North Coast, and while the fires devastated many homes and properties, our Chardonnay grapes were already picked and safely in the winery, with the majority of the area's vineyards not significantly affected. Despite it being a tumultuous year, overall, we saw an abundant harvest that gave our winemakers quality fruit and the opportunity to develop wines with depth and character.