2015 HRW Cabernet Sauvignon

$27


The vines on the Hendry ranch grow on thin stony soil between 200 and 300 feet above sea level. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay (the northern end of the San Francisco Bay) moderate the climate. The Cabernet vines are spaced 7’ x 5’, cordon trained and spur pruned. The clones are U.C. Davis 4, 7 and 15, grafted to St. George roots. A seven-foot vertical trellis system supports the cordon and the canopy.

All of the grapes for the HRW series wines come from our 114-acre Napa Valley vineyard. The average production in our Cabernet blocks is between 1.5 and 2.5 tons per acre. The grapes we use for the HRW are from lots that have a little less complexity and concentration than our Hendry label, yet still represent a very good value. HRW stands for Hendry Ranch Winery, as these used to be our “ranch” wines for informal occasions.

Aged for 18 months in French Oak barrels, 10% of which were new. The remaining barrels were 1 and 2-year-old barrels. 

Ruby color. Aromas and flavors of dark berries, bay leaves, pepper and cocoa. Medium-bodied, with balancing, fine-textured tannins. Well-structured and balanced, this is a slightly lighter take on Cabernet than our Hendry label. Still plenty of body and structure for daily drinking with grilled meats, lamb shanks, or burgers and fries. 100% Cabernet Sauvignon.


Wine Specs

Alcohol: 13.9
TA: 1.70
VA: .69
Cases Produced: 446