Hendry Zin Block 28 2005
The concentrated dark fruit flavors include black currant black licorice and bay with hints of black pepper. The French oak is well integrated and adds a layer of toast tobacco and leather. The wine is full bodied' with very fine tannin structure and a long finish. 'Hendry Block 28 is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. This 4.17 acre block is 160 feet above sea level and has thin stony Boomer series soils. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the maritime climate.
Four and a half glasses
External Reviews for Hendry Zin Block 28
One of the hallmarks of Block 28 is its dark, concentrated fruit. The natural complexity and concentration of Block 28 fruit is the reason it receives 15% more new oak barrels than the Block 7 Zinfandel bottling. Primary aromas are deep and full of berries and black currants, with intriguing notes of licorice, smoke, earth and spice. The wine is full-bodied and mouth-filling, with a long finish. Fine-grained tannins provide significant structure, making this an ideal wine with richer, meatier dishes, even barbecue. (And George’s favorite wine with artichokes!)