Hendry Ranch Wines

2006 Napa Valley Red Wine

Red Blend •Hendry Estate Vineyard

California: Napa Valley

Offer Expired:Oct 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Oh, Hendry!

The 2006 Napa Valley Red Wine, from our great friends at Hendry Winery is a big, bold, delicious, flavor-packed Bordeaux Blend. Sourced from the winery’s own lovingly tended estate vineyards, this wine really impressed our tasting panel.

Give the wine time to breathe, after opening, and you’ll have a softer and more elegant experience with the wine. On opening, edges are a bit hard, but the wine really opens up and softens as it breaths. We had fun, spinning the wine in our glasses, and sipping every few minutes. The more we spun, the more we loved this wine.

Pair this very highly recommended wine with bolder dishes. Drink now, or cellar for up to ten more years!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Darkest Bordeaux purple when viewed side on; the wine’s inky and dark core lightens to garnet at the edge. Spin the wine and take note of how it stains the glass before it coalesces into tight clusters of skinny tears.

Smell:

Dark and spiced, with generous blackberry, burnt raisin and dark oak. As the wine airs out, look for black cherry, leather, dried violets and subtle pencil shavings.

Taste:

Darkest cherry, overripe blackberry, grilled mission fig, dark plum, spice, oak and black licorice all work in equal proportion, driving big flavor from beginning to end.

Finish:

Very long and flavor-filled, with black fruit and oak sustaining beyond the spice and licorice components. As the wine dries the palate and the wine takes on a chewy feel, flavors tail off slowly, leaving behind oak and flinty minerals.

Pairing:

A hearty Irish beef stew, served with carrots, onions, and golden potatoes.

What the Winery Says

Winemaker
George Hendry
Appellation
Napa Valley
Vineyard
Hendry Estate Vineyard
Varietal Composition
42% Malbec (Block 14), 26% Petit Verdot (Block 15), 21% Cabernet Sauvignon (Block 8), 7% Merlot (Block 13), and 4% Cabernet Franc (Block 26).
Cooperage
Aged for 18 months in French Oak Barrels, 56% new
ABV
14.4%

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Oct 23, 2013 at 11:59 pm
$38.00
Avg. Price
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