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 Napa Valley Unoaked Chardonnay 2017 is pale yellow in color. Initial aromas of banana and baked apples. On the palate, light-bodied, pleasant, soft-edged, with flavors of bright green and yellow apple, and green herbs. Finish is surprisingly long, pleasant and warm, with baked peach and green apple notes, fruit and acid layers lingering on the palate.
Always best lightly chilled, and with light and lower-fat foods. Potential pairings: a simply prepared filet of white, delicate fish, grilled or roasted chicken with lemon, wintry, veggie-based soups such as potato, parsnip or cauliflower, or, in summer, a cold cucumber soup with yogurt and dill. And of course, always lovely by itself as an aperitif, paired with a sunset or a sunny afternoon.