Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting notes: Med-ruby color. Pretty, layered, complex nose with rich berry, spice, vanilla, and cocoa. Jammy fruit on the entry, medium-bodied, with a smooth transition to moderate tannins on the palate.
Food pairing: Pair with steaks and burgers on the grill, roasted lamb, dry-rubbed brisket, or oven-roasted tomatoes. The moderate fruit and balanced levels of tannins will make this wine work with a wide range of flavorful foods.
The Domain: The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in more than 70 harvests provide us with a level of knowledge and a connection to the land that is rare in Napa. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 114 acres of vineyards situated in the hills northwest of Napa. This latitude in the valley experiences substantial marine influence and allows us to grow 10 different varietals, each carefully distributed among our 47 vineyard blocks. All Hendry wines are made from estate grapes, and 2011 will be the 20th vintage of the Hendry label. Through the subtle use of oak, and restraint in ripeness, our wines are crafted to highlight the terroir of the vineyard.