Name of wine: Hendry HRW 2009 Napa Valley Zinfandel
(100% Zinfandel, Napa Valley AVA, California) Alcohol 14.9%
Grapes come from the Hendry estate 750 cases
Price paid: $25 Buy Now
Where purchased: Vino!, San Francisco, California
Tasting Notes and my Comments: I would buy this again. Hendry is a small producer in Napa and they know their zin. Ageworthy too. Not as sweet fruit as the 2007 I tasted previously. Tasted October 3, 2012.
Color: Deep ruby and day-bright.
Nose: Fragrant and powerful. Jammy fruit. Floral notes. And green olives (picholine).
Palate: Light bodied. Medium tannins. Medium acidity. The fruit is silky jam. Off-dry and a medium finish. Medium+ alcohol. Some earthiness too.
Food: I enjoyed this one with pizza margherita from Pizzeria Delfina!
From the Hendry Wines website.:
The production is generally small. This wine is a blend of the barrels that were not included in the Block 7&22 Zinfandel or Block 28 Zinfandel.
The alcoholic fermentation was completed in approximately ten days in closed stainless steel fermentation tanks. When the wine was fermented completely dry, it was pressed to barrel for malolactic fermentation. Aging was twelve months in French oak barrels of which approximately 10% were new, with the remaining barrels 1, 2 and 3 year old barrels from our zinfandel program.
The Napa Valley AVA is located in Napa County, California. Even though it is best known for its cabernet sauvignon, there are some interesting zinfandel grown and produced here.
Would you try a Napa zin?