90 | 2009 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley RED
Hendry’s 2009 Red Blend is a beautiful entry-level wine endowed with considerable depth. Juicy red berries, flowers, mint and licorice all take shape in the glass. Sweet floral notes add lift on the finish. The 2009 is 31% Petit Verdot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 14% Merlot, 14% Malbec and 13% Cabernet Franc. I imagine the 2009 will drink well pretty much upon release. Anticipated maturity: 2013- 2019.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate | Issue 204
90 | 2008 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley RED
(Best Buy) It’s clear that there’s something underneath the rich oak, but you have to give the wine plenty of air to find it. A day after it’s opened, there’s a beautiful scent of cherries and chocolate, the wood present but now just one element in the mix. Cherry skin tannins keep it dry, setting the wine on a claret’s path toward roast game birds like squab.
Wine and Spirit's | December, 2013
86 | 2008 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley RED
There’s lots of ripe, jammy blackberry and cherry fruits in this Petit Verdotbased blend. It’s dry, robust, spicy and a little rustic. Drink it now with pizza or a burger.
Wine Enthusiast | December 2012
SAINT HELENA STAR
Catherine Seda | Posted: Thursday, November 3, 2011
Star/NVV Panelists Like Hendry, B Cellars and Trinchero Reds
Hendry Red Blend, Napa Valley ($38). The owners have been farming the same Napa vineyard since 1939. This blend is quite a wine for the price and has 36 percent petit verdot, 21 percent malbec, 21 percent cabernet sauvignon, 11 percent merlot and 11 percent cabernet franc, with concentrated dark berry flavors and a tight structure.
4.5 | 2007 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley RED
Full, ripe and oaky; a Cabernet blend with medium richness, good balance and a persistent finish, tasting of blackberry, toast, cedar, black currant, black licorice, vanilla and kola nut. Excellent. Aged 18 months in French oak barrels, 70% new. 36% Petit Verdot, 21% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 11% Cabernet Franc. 1,300 cases.
Restaurant Wine | Issues #139 and #140
90 | 2007 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley RED
Big, heavy, extracted, tannic and dry. That pretty much sums up this blend of all five Bordeaux varieties, with Petit Verdot in the majority. It’s potent in blackberry and black currant flavors, with an undertow of minerals. Should age well over the next eight years, without necessarily becoming more distinguished.
Wine Enthusiast | December 2011
92 | 2007 Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley
The 2007 Proprietary Red Wine has an unusual composition of 36% Petite Verdot, 21% Malbec, 21% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Cabernet Franc and 11% Merlot that clearly shows that Hendry marches to the beat of a different drummer. But it works. Dense ruby/purple-colored with notes of blackberries, cassis and licorice, it possesses good tannins, a narrowly focused mouthfeel but impressive purity and length. The sweetness of the fruit becomes more apparent with airing. This fascinating wine would be hard to peg in a blind tasting.
Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate | December 2010