2021 Hendry Napa Valley Pinot Noir (half-bottle)

Hidden Gem
Classic in Style

This medium-bodied Pinot from prolific old school Napa winery, Hendry, is bright with fruit, has crisp acidity and velvety tannins. Try with mushroom and goat cheese tartlets, mushroom risotto, duck, or a cheese board with Brie and charcuterie.

Sustainable farming practices and family-owned winery.

Red
  • Tasting Notes cherry, cranberry, red currants, tangerine peel, rhubarb, potpourri, clove, vanilla, spicy oak
  • Variety Pinot Noir
  • Region United States, California, Napa Valley
  • Volume 375ml
  • Alcohol Volume 13.8%
  • Table Talk The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939 and all Hendry wines are made from estate grapes.

$22.00

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George Hendry and his family have grown grapes on the same family farm in Napa Valley since 1939. Through eighty years of harvests, their connection to the land and knowledge of vineyard has grown. Hendry Ranch is composed of 203 acres situated in the low, rolling hills just northwest of Napa, at the foot of Mt. Veeder, and includes 114 acres under vine. This location in the valley experiences substantial marine influence, allowing them to grow more than a dozen different types of wine grapes. All Hendry wines are made only from estate grapes, and are crafted to highlight the unique terroir of this very special vineyard.

SUSTAINABILITY

“At Hendry, we have a strong sense of environmental responsibility. We base our choices in the vineyard on a desire to continue farming this land ethically and sustainably, as our family has done here since 1939.

We do not routinely apply any herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard. In addition, we maintain a complex, naturally diverse cover crop to foster healthy, aerated soil and minimize the need for added nitrogen. This minimizes potential nitrogen runoff that could be harmful to our nearby stream and river. As needed, we may apply potassium and phosphorus to the soil before the first rains of the season to support this cover crop, which in turn, supports the grapes. The remains of the winemaking process–skins, seeds and stems–are plowed back into the soil each harvest. The sulfur we apply in the vineyard is organically derived.

We have not sought, nor do we intend to seek, certification of any kind, choosing instead to follow our own path of best and most responsible practices to maintain a healthy vineyard and environment, while reserving the option to use specific, short term and targeted solutions, organic or otherwise, should an urgent or difficult insect threat appear.  Thankfully, this is something that has occurred only a handful of times in the last eight decades.”

PINOT NOIR
This elusive and delicate light-bodied grape is a winegrowers dream, but can be difficult to achieve. Stubborn, yet flirtatious, Pinot Noir is tantalizing creating a beautiful dance between the grape and the winemaker. The resulting light red wine can be nothing short of spectacular. Loved for its red fruit and spicy characteristics, its also a great food partner. Look for notable regions including Burgundy, France, Central Coast or Sonoma in CA, Willamette Valley in Oregon, and Pfalz or Baden in Germany as well as many other regions around the world in New Zealand, Australia, Chile, and Argentina.

NAPA VALLEY, CALIFORNIA
Napa Valley, where Cabernet Sauvignon is “King.” The valley itself in Northern California is not very big, but it is home to some of the most expensive and prestigious vineyards in California. Napa is separated from Sonoma and Central Coast by two sets mountain ranges: the Mayacamas Mountains to the west and the Vaca Mountains to the east. Being in a valley, this region can heat up pretty quickly. However, there are cooling influences like fog and ocean breezes from the San Pablo Bay that help to moderate the temperature within the valley. With more heat comes more concentrated, fuller-bodied wines, making this the perfect place for Cabernet Sauvignon. Other primary red grapes of focus are Zinfandel, Merlot, Syrah, and Cabernet Franc. The principal white varieties to look for here are Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. You may also find Pinot Noir in the more southerly area of Los Carneros AVA where it can get cool enough to produce high-quality Pinot Noir. Featured AVA’s include Howell Mountain, Calistoga, St. Helena, Mount Veeder, Los Carneros, Stags Leap District, Oakville, and Rutherford.