The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in more than 75 harvests provide us with a high level of knowledge and a unique connection to the land. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 203 acres situated in the hills north west of Napa, which include 114 acres of vineyard. This latitude and location in the valley experiences substantial marine influence, and allows us to grow 11 different varietals, each carefully distributed among our many vineyard blocks. All Hendry wines are made from estate grapes. Our wines are crafted to highlight the terroir of the vineyard.
Hendry Blocks 8, 16, 17 and 18 are located on bench lands west of the town of Napa. The vines grow on thin stony soil between 150 and 300 feet above sea level. Morning fog and strong afternoon breezes from San Pablo Bay moderate the climate. The vines in Block 8 were planted in 1974. They are spaced 8’ x 10’, cordon trained and spur pruned. The clone is U.C.D. 7, grafted to St. George roots. A seven-foot vertical trellis system supports the cordon and the canopy. Average production is approximately 2 tons per acre. Blocks 16, 17, and 18 were planted in 1996, 1996, and 1997. They are also on St. George rootstock. They are grafted to U.C.D. clones 7 and 4, and 337/15. Their inclusion in our Cabernet Sauvignon marks a milestone in the vines maturity. At 10 years old, they have reached a significant level of depth and complexity.
Hendry Hendry Vineyard Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a saturated, dense, ruby color. Initial aromas of smoke, spice and dark, mouthwatering blackcurrant fruit. Flavors include dark bittersweet chocolate, deep, dark berry and spice. Sweet oak and herbal notes of bay or eucalyptus emerge with air, adding to the interest and complexity.