The Hendry Vineyard is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. The vines grow on thin, stony clay soil between 200 and 300 feet above sea level. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the climate.
This wine is a blend of 36% Petit Verdot (Block 15), 21% Malbec (Block 14), 21% Cabernet Sauvignon (Block 8), 11% Merlot (Block 13) and 11% Cabernet Franc (Block 26). The wine was aged for 18 months in French oak barrels, approximately 70% of which were new barrels.
The 2007 Hendry Red is a good candidate for decanting early on. Its aromatics are subtle and elusive at first, locked inside the pleasant grip of fine-grained tannins that will open with air. Velvety mouthfeel hints at the palate weight. Typical for this bottling are low-register aromas of cocoa, eucalyptus and mint, deep blackberry fruit, bittersweet chocolate, spice and a rustic, leathery component. Softer tannins than the 2006 make this a wine with the heft for heavier meats and braises, and a fine companion for a chilly evening.
Alcohol is 14.4%.
1300 cases produced
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