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 2014, bud break in Blocks 10 and 24 occurred March 23rd.
Median bloom was May 15th. Harvest was September 2nd with an
average yield of 2.9 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.
Deep ruby-purple color. Primitivo from the Hendry Ranch yields
dense, purple-ruby wines, driven by pronounced deep berry fruit.
Initial aromatics of berries, spice and jam in this wine. Soft,
spicy fruit and semi-sweet chocolate on the palate, gentle tannins.
Our favorite pairings for Primitivo are hard cheeses like Manchego
or Pecorino, Mediterranean flavors that go big on flavor intensity
but easy on the fat, and chocolate.
Cases Produced: 471
is currently empty
3104 Redwood Rd
Napa, CA 94558
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