2007 Hendry Barrel Fermented Chardonnay

The Hendry Vineyard is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa.
The vines grow on thin stony Boomer series soils between 200 and 300 feet
above sea level. Morning fog and afternoon breezes from the San Pablo
Bay moderate the climate.

This wine is a blend from our Block 9 (KD Selection), Block 19 (Dijon 96),
Block 20 (Dijon 95), and Block 21 (Old Wente Selection). In 2007, median
budbreak in the chardonnay blocks was March 10th, median bloom May
18th, and harvest was between August 31st and September 4th.

It was whole-cluster crushed, barrel fermented sur lie and aged in 33% new
French oak barrels for approximately 11 months. It was not allowed to go
through malolactic fermentation, which is very important for retaining its
food-friendly malic acidity.

Light spice and delicate fruit on the nose. Mouth is creamy, yeasty and dry,
with dense green apple and nectarine flavors, persistent finish. 33-50% new
French Cadus barrels contribute an underlying spice characteristic.
Delicious with grilled salmon, with enough depth and persistence to stand upto hard cheeses, butter and cream sauces. Lovely with a lemony roast
chicken, too.


Alcohol 14.6%
504 cases produced
Retail Price $ 25.00

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