2015 Hess Collection Sauvignon Blanc "Hess Select North Coast"
Winery: Hess Collection
Wine Name/Vineyard: "Hess Select North Coast"
Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc
Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: North Coast
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 21,000
KWG Score: 89 (based on 1 review)
Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (89)
Review date: September 9, 2016
Wine Review: One of the more pleasant Sauvignon Blancs I have had in quite some time. A riper style of Sauvignon Blanc that goes back to its roots. Unlike so many other producers that have gone on to adopt the New Zealand style of Sauvignon Blanc by displaying more citrus notes, the Hess Select has decided to focus on stone fruits like white peaches, gala apples, and pears. On the palate, the stone fruits are present but are intermingled with the slightest notes of cherry blossom, lilac honey, and Crenshaw melon. The finish is a bit soft, but it matches the traditional Californian style. - Nicolay
Winemaker Notes: Our North Coast Sauvignon Blanc is a zesty expression, fermented in stainless without oak to show off fruit flavors led by citrusy lime and lemon, followed closely by hints of tropical aromas and flavors. Ripe pear and pineapple join the party, leading to a medium-weight wine with a lingering finish. It’s a New World style, a wine truly easy to enjoy.
Organic status: not organic
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