Grapes for the HRW series wines come from our Napa vineyard, as they do for all of our wines. The grapes we use for HRW are individual blocks from our vineyard or barrel lots that are very nice for every day drinking, but do not have the complexity we require for our Hendry label (and are 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 blocks and barrels that were not included in the Block 7&22 Zinfandel or Block 28 Zinfandel.
In 2011, Zinfandel budbreak was April 7, bloom was June 14, and harvest was September 30. 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.
Aromas and flavors of black cherries and currants, with pleasantly herbal bay leaf and spice on the finish. Moderate oak gives structure. Good everyday value for those who prefer dry style zinfandels. Great with anything barbecued or grilled.
14.5 % alcohol
822 cases produced
HRW Zinfandel Reviews