Grapes for the HRW series wines come from our vineyard estate, as they do for all of our wines. The grapes we use for the HRW are individual blocks from our vineyard or barrel lots that do not have the complexity we require for our Hendry label, but are very nice every day drinking nonetheless (and too good to sell off to someone else!). In some vintages we make one variety, in others, several, and sometimes we make none at all. The production is generally small. This wine is a blend of the barrels that were not included in the Block 7&22 Zinfandel or Block 28 Zinfandel.
In 2010, Zinfandel budbreak was April 5, bloom was June 4-8, and harvest was October 4-6. The alcoholic fermentation was completed in approximately ten days in closed stainless steel fermentation tanks. When the wine was fermented completely dry, it was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Aging was twelve months in French oak barrels of which approximately 10% were new, with the remaining barrels 1, 2 and 3 year old barrels from our zinfandel program.
A straightforward, likeable wine, the HRW Zin is all about berries, cherries and light spice. Moderate oak gives structure. Good everyday value for those who prefer dry, not sweet, zinfandels. Great with anything barbecued or grilled, from chicken to ribs.
672 cases produced
HRW Zinfandel Reviews