Localization: Napa Valley, California, USA
Tasting notes: The Hendry Block 7 and 22 Zinfandel is ruby in appearance. Sweet berries dominate the initial aromas. Jammy berry fruit integrated with floral, toast, maple, and light spice/tea notes. Balanced palate coverage. Full, lively and delicious flavor. A balanced wine with almost infinite pairing potential.
Food pairing: Try with flavorful, intense hard cheeses like Asiago, Pecorino, and Manchego, grilled radicchio, grilled figs with bacon and blue cheese, warm goat cheese, pasta with meaty sauces, seared rare beef…
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.