2017 Hendry Barrel Fermented Chardonnay Napa Valley

$34.95
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There are few Napa legends still making wine today, so when the opportunity arises to experience the craft straight from the master himself, we jump. George W. Hendry founded Hendry Ranch in 1939 and is still the only one allowed to call the shots on how his masterpieces are made. From one of the oldest documented Chardonnay vineyards in Napa, comes this ultra-rich, yet utterly refreshing, 100% barrel-fermented Chardonnay. This is truly a snapshot of what Napa once was. 

“The nose offers-up tantalizing tropical fruit scents of guava, green mango and pineapple tart with hints of toasted almonds and brioche. The palate is rich, satiny textured and full-bodied, delivering bags of pure, expressive fruit and loads of savory accents, finishing with great length. It has the stuffing to age for about a decade or more and should well reward a few years in cellar. Serious Chardonnay!” RP

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Vintage:
2017
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Alcohol %:
14.8%
SKU #:
1043406
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Wine Advocate

Hendry Vineyard, where this Chardonnay comes from, is located at the northern border of the Carneros AVA. The clones are a mix of KD selection, Dijon 95 and Old Wente selection. It is barrel fermented and aged in French oak, about a third new, without racking, undergoing monthly battonage. There is no malo-lactic. The nose offers-up tantalizing tropical fruit scents of guava, green mango and pineapple tart with hints of toasted almonds and brioche. The palate is rich, satiny textured and full-bodied, delivering bags of pure, expressive fruit and loads of savory accents, finishing with great length. It has the stuffing to age for about a decade or more and should well reward a few years in cellar. Serious Chardonnay!