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Napa, CA 94558
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Hendry is a small estate winery located in the south-western Napa valley. Our 117 acres of vineyard lie on gently sloping terrain between 160 and 290 feet in elevation. Thin stony soils and moderate climate allow the production of a wide range of varietals. Most of this property has belonged to the Hendry family since 1939. At Hendry, we stress the importance of the vineyard, and we devote much of our time to understanding its variation on small scales. Combination of soil, climate, varietal and clone are critical, and for this reason, we have divided our vineyard into 50 different blocks, each managed separately. To us, every block is a learning experience that teaches us about interactions among these variables, and how they influence fruit composition and wine quality. Small changes in any of them can have dramatic effects on the wine. There has beem vineyard on this property for more than 140 years, and we have been farming here for nearly half that time. As our knowledge grows, our vineyard blocks Read more »
Black fruit and earthy spice greet the nose topped with an almost Middle Eastern fenugreek and green anise seed note. With a nice grapey base note, this is smooth and supple in the mouth, showing good acidity and ripe tannins. This is fairly restrained...
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British wine writer and critic, Jancis Robinson, once noted that throughout the 80’s and 90’s in the United States, C...
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Just not a good selection of imports in these parts and for good ... to a few producers (say, Hendry, Smith Madrone, Spring Mountain) that offer great wine and decent value for the money? Ditto Syrah (maybe I could just drink Halcon, it's the best deal unless Jemrose goes on sale)? I'm already doing that to a large degree with Rockpile on my ... Read More
Haha Fox. You're right. I'm no linebacker. But all ... ... I've been buying Hendry in Victoria. It's considerably more than the deal we got, (that's because of our Draconian liquor taxes), but it's worth it once in a whil Read More
DV, you get first shot at my gift of a visit to SMV. since I owe you for the ... in a different way, visit to Hendry. Need to go back there when you are here, but let's make it a day and go to SMV, to Read More
Took the day off Friday--my seniority means lots of vacation, my house project means I took very little of it this year. Wife and I headed up to Spring Mountain Vineyards, courtesy a most-excellent Snooth-friend, who made us a gift of one of his annual visits and tastings--as a member of their wine club, he receives several and he was unable to... Read More
HI everone. New to Snooth here, but would love some recommendations. Not so much on the varietals- but specific wines/vintages if you have any favorites to share.I crave the darkest, inkiest wines that you can only drink with good friends (or alone haha) because your mouth turns purple. I tend to prefer dark fruits over red, full body, fruit for... Read More
Terrance - here are some others you might want to try.Milbrandt, Chateau St. ... from some, and there's Hendry and Middle Sister which is really cheap but not too bad.Even in Virginia they have some - Barboursville puts one out and I think there are others - maybe see if Trump has one.From Italy there's Santa Margherita, and better, Alois Lage... Read More
Anyone can suggest a good pinot grigio under $20 I normally buy cavit Read More
Can recall opening a young Dunn and sharing my experience on here, it ... ... wines here. Like the Hendry reference Fox, now I see why you are interested in the place/produce Read More
How did this old thread come back to life?To be honest, when I was a kid, ... ... a Mondavi reserve (made from Hendry fruit, mostly, until, 1995) or a ToKalon, or any of the others I mentione Read More
DV, I punted on the Pinot. Too many other great wines at Hendry that were better QPRs. We should go back and pay another visit if you get down here. I love that place--the history, the down to earth owners, its slightly off the usual path location--if it were a little farther on that road, it would qualify as Mount Veeder. In fact, it probab... Read More
Apr 3, 2011
It's a wonderful winery to visit. The tour is personalized and the tasting is extensive and intimate. Henry is a sweetheart and very knowledgeable.
Apr 6, 2010
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