2014 Hess Collection Napa Valley Chardonnay
This is one of those $20-$25 Chardonnays that shows a nice jump up in quality from those in the $12-$15 range. And in the case of Costco, you can of course find a nice price that is closer to the latter.
I found this bottle at my Costco for $15.99 but have seen it hit +$20 online, and close to $25 in some big box wine shops.
Nice aromatics, smells like sunshine, some lemongrass and peach with a touch of herbs; medium plus mouthfeel with a creamy texture that is there in form only, not overloaded with creamy butter flavor which turns me off. So very nice in the mouth.
Lemongrass flavor continues through, combined with some apple, and pear; great finish that lasts. This is a fun Chardonnay, and one that I would definitely buy again.
CostcoWineBlog.com Rating: 88 points
Costco item number: 29151
Purchased at Costco in: Atlanta, GA