The Hendry Vineyard lies on gentle, rocky slopes between 150 and 300 feet in elevation. The style and structure of our wines is moderated by cool breezes and fog from San Pablo Bay (the northern end of the San Francisco bay).
Block 15A and B are both planted with CTPS clone 400 on St. George roots. The combined acreage of the blocks is 4.08 acres, totaling 5,122 vines. 15B was planted in 1997, followed by 15A, replanted in 2002 over an old Chardonnay block.
The Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Malbec and Petit Verdot blocks in our vineyard were all planted with the intention of providing blending wines for our Cabernet Sauvignon. After a few vintages, George was so happy with the depth and complexity of our Block 8 Cabernet Sauvignon on its own that he started using the “blending” grapes to make their own unique wine. After barrel aging and before blending, he determines a unique formula based on the characteristics and quantities of the vintage to make a wine with good palate density, balanced fruit and tannins, and longevity, and also a wine that tastes very different from our Cabernet.
In vintages when he decides that the blend requires less of each of the varietals than we have produced, we bottle very small quantities of the individual Bordeaux wines and release them on a limited basis. This bottling was aged for 15 months in French oak barrels, approximately 40% of which were new.
Alcohol is 15.2%
Only 150 cases produced
Petit Verdot Reviews