In a recent 2013 Blind Tasting of California Zinfandels, our friends from Hendry came ahead of a pack of stunning wines. So I am stoked to offer you this latest release.
My group of 12 “tasters” voted on the following wines:
- Gamba “Starr Road” (96 Points)
- Turley “Estate” (95 Parker)
- Carlisle “Pagani” (95 Parker)
- Legde “Dusi Ranch” (92 Parker)
- Tofanelli “Estate” (92 Parker)
- Dashe “Todd Brothers” (93 Parker)
- Jeff Cohn “Hayne” (93 Parker)
- Saxon Brown “Fighting Brothers” (93 Points)
- Epoch “Estate” (95 Parker)
- Hendry “Block 28”
The winner: HENDRY with 8 first place votes, ahead of Carlisle with 2, Turley and Gamba each 1 first place vote.
Hendry Block 28 is located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. This 4.17 acre block is 160 feet above sea level and has thin, stony soils. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the maritime climate. The vines were planted in 1998 using St. George roots and grafted with budwood selected from an old-vine Zinfandel vineyard
Hendry 2013 Zinfandel “Block 28” Estate Napa Valley
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Brooding, bittersweet chocolate flavors and structured fruit and body that is Block 28 the burlier counterpart to the softer Block 7&22. Drought conditions in 2012 and 2013 resulted in less available moisture in the soil, and an early tasting confirms that this resulted in exceptionally concentrated, slightly higher tannin wine in the Zinfandel. Initial aromas of dark berries and cocoa powder. This wine is thick and dark purple, with concentrated dark berry fruit, chocolate a dose of spice and light grainy tannins. This wine will benefit from cellaring, at least 6 months, or thorough decanting. Serve with hearty fare.
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