88 Points |Hendry 2010 Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel, Napa Valley
This wine marries Napa Valley’s elegant tannin structure with Zin’s naturally briary rusticity, with good results. The flavors abound in wild berry, currant,tobacco, cola, tabasco and exotic spice. It will be great with grilled beef.
Wine Enthusiast | December 2012
90 Points: Best of the Year - Hendry Blocks 7&22 Zinfandel (Napa Valley)
The neighborhood makes most of these wines ambitious in scope. ... 2009 Hendry Blocks 7 & 22 Napa Valley Zinfandel ($35, 15.2%): Hendry's parcels west of ... Classic Zinfandel, rich and robust and high in alcohol, with enormously ripe blackberry, cherry and raspberry fruit flavors, sprinkled with Zin’s pepper, cinnamon and clove spices. This full-bodied wine raises Zinfandel’s rustic nature to Napa elegance.
Wine Enthusiast Buying Guide, Dec. 31, 2011
George Hendry grew upon his family’s vineyard in the hills west of the city of Napa. Today he divides his time between growing grapes and designing cyclotrons, though there’s nothing particularly scientific about this zin. It tastes more of the rocky earth than of winemaking, the fruit providing a floral burst of flavor, the edges of tannin growing softer with a day of air as the wine grows velvety. Its complex scents of herbs and mushrooms will match braised duck. 700 cases.
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91 points- Hendry 2009 Napa Valley Blocks 7&22 Zinfandel
Wine & Spirits February 2012
90 Hendry 2006 Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel (Napa Valley)
From one of the best Zinfandel producers in Napa Valley comes this likeable, balanced bottling. It’s rich and spicy and succulent, yet complex and authoritative, and should develop over several years. Shows Zin’s briary, crushed wild berry and anise character, with impeccable balance and finesse. S.H.90 Hendry 2006 Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel
Warm boysenberry flavors meet an edge of orange zest acidity in the black, smoky zin. It opens with air, integrating the heat of its alcohol into the fruit. For grilled sausages (2,200 cases) Hendry Ranch, Napa, CA
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2007 Hendry Blocks 7 & 22 Zinfandel
This grows on the nine acres of benchland west of Napa, one sector planted in 1975, the other in 1995. It’s a heady wine, as fat in the middle as a plump Napa Valley cabernet with distinctly zin-like floral notes of hibiscus, along with smoked paprika. There’s tension to the structure girding the wine for bottle age, though it’s delicious to drink now: a vibrant red for venison roasted black cherries.
Wine & Spirits, October 2011