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 »

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  • Primitivo

    History of the grape: At some point in the 18th century, the grape was brought over to Italy from either Caucasus or ...

  • Pinot Noir

    “With so voluptuous a perfume, so sweet an edge, they make the blood run hot,” Joel Fleischman, wine columnist at Van...

  • Zinfandel

    Parentage of the grape: Crljenak to Austria to America. In the 1970s, claims surfaced that the Italian Primitivo is l...

  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Chardonnay

    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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  • Sandrone is modernist, so it's interesting to see what's happening to ... include Mauritson Cab and Hendry Primitivo, so props for that.  But the crown jewels are some properly aged Italian wines, including Barolo from 1989, 2001, and 2004.  The 2001 is a Cicala from Aldo Conterno, and goes for $325.  Ouch!  But luckily corkage is only $25, an... Read More

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  • So I have had a ton or two of To Kalon wines over the years, some from makers ... ... for $50 or so.  Or Hendry, which is about the same to you and less to friends of DV.  But that's of course beside the point, since the whole notion of a luxury good is that the law of diminishing returns doesn't discourage someone for whom the marginal value... Read More

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  • Very interesting article on a new controversial pricing structure for To Kalon fruit. When is enough enough? When Andy says so, that's when.At what price To Kalon? Read More

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  • WB has a thread on this, why not us?Cracked my first one over the weekend, a Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola. While Pelissero has a couple more highly esteemed Barbaresco (Tulin, of which I have a few, and Venotu, of which I hope to get some), I enjoyed this wine, and picked the right time to open it as it was accessible enough for the casu... Read More

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  • Yo, Lefty!Let me know when you are down here and we will go to Hendry Ranch for their amazing guided tasting. Or you can go to Piemonte with GdP for two weeks and save yourself two years at UC Davis. Read More

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  • I am naturally a very curious person so I've taken it upon myself to learn more about wine from professionals. About 6 months ago I joined a weekly wine tasting club in Portland Oregon. It is hosted by the owner of the establishment and he is a Sommelier. He has taken his test for Master Sommelier in London twice and did not make it. Most of the... Read More

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  • Hendry Vineyards Zinfandel Block 7 & 22 2011


    Lots of blackberry fruit on introduction to the palate. Then there is alcoholic heat. Towards the back of the palate there is an annoying sourness. I like acidic tartness, but this sourness is just not pleasant. In a few more glasses Ill probably have enough alcohol in me to totally blunt my senses, and this wine will then become OK. Read More

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  •  I don't remember where her wine was from but it was somewhere in ... ... ... posts. Polished off that Hendry and am now working on that Languecoc, tonight.  Both are rounder (I think much of the alcohol has evaporated from the Hendry.) and easier to drink, tonight. Mrs. EMark is working on a Jambalaya recipe, tonight.Life is goo Read More

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  • As a PS to my last post on the Hendry Block 28, also as, also, a comment to Fox's observation.  I also have a bottle of the 2011 Blocks 7 & 22 in my inventory, I'll look at that another day.  However, after giving some thought about our independent findings I remembered OT's comments about the difficulites with the 2011 Zins in Napa.  We may hav... Read More

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  • I really like the Amity Winery PN.  For the money, it's spot on. To my ... for dinner I finished a 2011 Hendry Block 7 & 22 Zin.  I opened it last night and it was hot and not entirely pleasant (15.5% ABV) but tonight it has mellowed and was pretty enjoyable.  I opened a La Belle Inconnue 2008 Bourgogne, some secret K&L thing that made me boyco... Read More

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  • 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.

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