2017 HRW Zinfandel

$18


Grapes for the HRW series wines come from our Napa vineyard, as they do for all of our wines. The grapes we use for HRW are individual blocks from our vineyard or barrel lots that are very nice for everyday drinking, but do not have the complexity we require for our Hendry label. The production is generally small. These wines were our “house” wines before the launch of HRW, which stands for Hendry Ranch Winery.

 

In 2017, Zinfandel budbreak was March 30th-April 4th, bloom was May 20-23rd, veraison August 3rd through the 6th, and harvest was September 8th-12th. Bloom-to-harvest averaged 111 days across all Zinfandel blocks. When primary fermentation finished, the wine was pressed to barrel for secondary malolactic fermentation. Aging was twelve months in French oak barrels of which approximately 10% were new, with the remaining barrels made up of older barrels from our Hendry label Block 7&22 and Block 28.

 

Purple-ruby color. Spice, tea, cherry cola, and dark berries on the nose. Light-to-medium-bodied, with a fruit-driven palate. Mouthwatering flavors of currant jam, strawberry and tea. Perfect for weeknight pizza, barbecue, chili or a meaty Bolognese lasagna. Good everyday value for those who prefer fruity but dry--not sweet--zinfandels.


Wine Specs

Alcohol: 14.4%
TA: 6.5
VA: .74
Cases Produced: 267


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