|Region||California, Chardonnay Wine|
Hess Collection Panthera 2017 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Wine 750ml
This inaugural vintage offers yellow stone fruit aromas that lead to delicious flavors of peach, white pear and grilled pineapple. The gorgeous frame of fruit encompasses layers of well-integrated toasty oak and hints of crème brûlée. Panthera Chardonnay is unctuous but focused with a bright acid core that persists through a satisfying, long finish.
WW 91 Wilfred Wong of Wine.com
COMMENTARY: One 0f the best reasons to drink Russian River Valley Chardonnays is to enjoy their richness and layers on the palate. The 2016 Hess Collection Panthera Chardonnay shows up bigtime in the department. TASTING NOTES: This wine offers excellent richness on the palate. Its fully-ripened aromas and beautiful palate textures should make it a delicious pairing partner with oven baked Cornish game hen. (Tasted: November 6, 2018, San Francisco, CA)