Hendry blocks 7 and 22 are located on benchlands west of the
town of Napa. The nine acres are between 230 and 300 feet above sea
level and have thin, stony Boomer series soils. The maritime
climate is moderated by morning fog and strong afternoon breezes
from San Pablo Bay. Block 7 was planted in 1975 to clone 2
Zinfandel. Block 22 was planted in 1995, also to clone 2. The vines
are spaced 8’ x 10’, cordon trained and spur pruned. A three-wire
trellis system supports the cordon and the canopy.
In 2013, median bloom occurred May 16th, median veraison August
8, and both blocks were harvested on September 11. Average
production was 3.39 tons per acre.
The alcoholic fermentation was completed in approximately ten
days in closed stainless steel fermentation tanks. The wine was
then pressed and put into barrels for malolactic fermentation.
Aging for the 7&22 is fifteen months in French oak barrels,
approximately one-third of which are new each vintage.
Drought conditions in 2012 and 2013 resulted in less available
moisture in the soil, and our early tastings confirm that this
resulted in exceptionally concentrated, slightly higher tannin wine
in the Zinfandels. Initial aromas of berries, cherries, tea and
smoke. Both this wine and the 2013 Block 28 are thick and dark
purple, with concentrated dark berry fruit and significant tannins.
Serve with hearty fare.
Cases Produced: 998
is currently empty
3104 Redwood Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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