Hendry Blocks 1, 2, and 27 are located on Redwood Creek. They are the coolest part of the Hendry vineyard because of the shadow cast by a high ridge immediately to the west. Additional cooling comes from morning fog and afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay. Both blocks were planted in 1997. The vines are spaced 7x 5’ and are cordon trained and spur pruned. A 6-foot trellis system supports the canopy. These blocks are grafted to 10114 root stock. Block 1 has CTP5152 clone grafted to the root stock and Block 2 has FPMS 1A Clone grafted to the root stock.
Whole cluster pressing was used and the juice was fermented in stainless steel at temperatures ranging from 56º to 59ºF. This cool fermentation requires several weeks to complete. When alcoholic fermentation was completed, the wine remained in stainless steel until bottling with screw cap closure.
Delicate, sweet floral nose. Light-bodied and crisp. Citrus, nectarine and cream aromas and flavors. Bright acidity with characteristic Pinot Gris minerality and a lime-rind edge on the finish. A fine match for shellfish and lighter foods.
Alcohol is 13.4 %
750 cases produced
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