2009 Hendry Pinot Noir, Napa Valley 375ml 3-Pack
Mouthwatering complex aromas of cherries, berries, plums, leather and spice. On the palate, this wine has more ripe cherries and berries balanced by a fine-grained tannin structure. Long finish. Grilled New Zealand lamb chops would be perfect with this versatile wine. Will also work well with all of the classic pairings for Pinot Noir, from seared duck breast, wild mushroom pizza, or a cedar-planked salmon, or a even a simple weeknight roasted chicken. A surprisingly rich, flavorful wine. Decant if you have time.
The Hendry Pinot Noir Blocks 4 and 5 and 25 are located along Redwood Creek, west of the town of Napa. The elevation is between 200 and 220 feet above sea level. The soil is thin loam on a solid rock base. The climate is moderated by morning fog, and the surrounding hills protect these blocks from the afternoon maritime breeze. The St. George roots were grafted with the Dijon 115 clone, a Joseph Swan field selection and UCD Clone 12. The vines were planted between 1993 and 1998, cordon trained and spur pruned. A six-foot, modified vertical trellis system supports the cordons and canopy. Average production is approximately 2 tons per acre and harvest is usually between August 25 and September 1.
2009 Hendry Block 28 Zinfandel, Napa Valley 375ml 3-Pack
Hendry Block 28 is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. This 4.17 acre block is 160 feet above sea level and has thin, stony Boomer Series soils. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the maritime climate. The vines were planted in 1995 using St. George roots and grafted with bud wood selected from an old vine Zinfandel vineyard. The vines are spaced 6.9' x 5', cordon trained and spur pruned. A vertical trellis system supports the cordon and the canopy.