Hendry Block 24 is located on bench lands west of the town of
Napa. This 1.96 acre block is approximately 200 feet above sea
level and has thin, stony Boomer series soils. The maritime climate
is moderated by morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San
Pablo Bay. The vines were planted in 1997 using St. George roots
and grafted with U.C.D. Primitivo Clone 3. The vines are spaced
6.9’ x 5’, cordon trained and spur pruned. A vertical trellis
system supports the cordon and the canopy.
In 2013, bud break in Block 24 occurred April 4th and 5th.
Median bloom was May 15th. Harvest was September 9th and 10th with
an average yield of 4.45 tons per acre. Alcoholic fermentation was
completed in approximately ten days in closed stainless steel
fermentation tanks. After completing alcoholic fermentation, the
wine was pressed and put into barrels for malolactic fermentation.
Aging was fifteen months in French oak barrels, approximately one
third of which were new.
Dense purple-ruby in color. Spicy, smoky and deep berry on the
nose. In addition to the typical rich, deep berry fruit of
Primitivo, this vintage has a nice tannic edge, adding to its
food-pairing versatility with richer meats and heavier foods. This
is a Zin-lover’s Primitivo vintage. Our favorite pairings for
Primitivo are generally hard cheeses like Manchego or dense, dark
chocolate, but this bottling will also be versatile with a wide
range of hearty fare, especially grilled meats like Korean-style
Cases Produced: 823
is currently empty
3104 Redwood Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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