Hendry Ranch Wines
2006 Napa Valley Red Wine
Red Blend •Hendry Estate Vineyard
California: Napa Valley
Hendry Vineyard is back, with their 2006 Red Wine, a wine that became our most popular Napa Valley Bordeaux blend. No wonder, as this wine is just superb. Hendry gave us another lucky shot at today’s wine, so if you’re already a fan, you know to stock up. If you’re new to it, hurry!
Give the wine time to breathe, after opening, and you’ll have a softer and more elegant experience. On opening, edges are a bit hard, but the wine really opens up and softens as it breathes. 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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
A hearty Irish beef stew, served with carrots, onions, and golden potatoes.
What the Winery Says
- George Hendry
- Napa Valley
- 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).
- Aged for 18 months in French Oak Barrels, 56% new