Hendry 2008 RED, Napa Valley
86 Points | 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.
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.
4.5 stars- Hendry 2007 Hendry Vineyard Red, Napa Valley
Restaurant wine, Issues #139 and #140
Hendry 2007 Hendry Vineyard 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.
Bordeaux-style Red Blend (Napa Valley)
Wine Enthusiast 12/31/2011
92 Points: Hendry (Proprietary) Red Wine
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 12/23/10