2011 Hendry Ranch Chardonnay

The Hendry Vineyard is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa.  The vines grow on thin stony Boomer series soils between 200 and 300 feet above sea level.   Morning fog and afternoon breezes from the San Pablo Bay moderate the climate. 

This wine is a blend from our Block 9 (KD Selection), Block 19 (Dijon 96), Block 20 (Dijon 95), and Block 21 (Old Wente Selection).   It was whole-cluster crushed and fermented entirely in stainless steel at a cold temperature to preserve the fresh fruit flavors.  It was not allowed to go through malolactic fermentation and remained in stainless steel until bottling with a screw-cap closure. 

Peachy, lightly floral nose. Light-to-medium bodied, creamy mouthfeel.  Forward fruit flavors most resemble stone fruits: nectarine and apricot, with lively acidity in the finish. The pretty, fresh fruit and floral nose of this wine are accentuated by the absence of oak.

 

The alcohol is 13.5 %
524 cases produced

 

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