Reviews - Hendry Block 28 Zinfandel

91 | 2011 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Block 28 Zinfandel
While at first appearing black and overripe, this sheds its reduction with air, revealing a deep, soil-inflected richness and broad, gentle red fruit.  Saturated with a pungent black raspberry flavor, this would be delicious with seared duck breast, if decanted four or five hours before dinner. (955 cases) Hendry Ranch, Napa,CA Wine And Spirits

90 | 2010 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Block 28 Zinfandel
Easy and gentle in mouthfeel, this has soft, velvety tannins, but the flavors are big and complex.  It offers waves of blackberry and blueberry jam, anisette liqueur, milk chocolate, bacon and white pepper as well as a smoky, creamy touch that melts into a long, spicy finish.  It’s high in alcohol, but wears it well.
Wine Enthusiast | Best Of 2012

2010 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Block 28 Napa Zinfandel
“Napa Zinfandels offer a dust-edged nuance that shows the variety's classiest side, and the best of our tasting absolutely echoed those characteristics.” 2010 Hendry Block 28 Napa Valley Zinfandel ($35, 15.9% alcohol): George Hendry and his family have been loyal to this grape through the years, working near the base of Mount Veeder.Their Blocks 7 & 22 bottle will be a pleasure inanother year, but right now the Block 28, grown on
thin Boomer soils, shows a density and berryishtang, matched to heady blue-plum flavors, almost like slivovitz brandy, and a dry-bark edge.
San Francisco Chronicle | Is Napa Zinfandel Facing a Headwind? Jon Bonné, San Francisco Chronicle, Friday, December 21, 2012

90 | 2009 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Block 28 Zinfandel
There’s a fleshy mouthfeel and a taste of green olive that make this Zinfandel atypical, but which add to its appeal.  The varietal flavors show up in the form of ripe, robust, blackberry, cola, tobacco and spice, while Napa’s lovely tannins give it an elegant framework. Drink over the next few years for maximum freshness.
Wine Enthusiast | Best Of 2012

 

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