Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay 2018
Pale yellow color. Initial aromas of banana and baked apples. On the palate, it is light-bodied, pleasant and 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, as well as fruit and acid layers lingering on the palate.
The Hendry family has been farming the same vineyard in Napa since 1939. The lessons learned in more than 70 harvests provide us with a level of knowledge and a connection to the land that is rare in Napa. The Hendry Ranch is composed of 114 acres of vineyard situated in the hills north west of Napa. This latitude in the valley experiences substantial marine influence, and allows us to grow 10 different varietals, each carefully distributed among our 47 vineyard blocks. All Hendry wines are made from estate grapes, and 2011 will be the 20th vintage of the Hendry label. Through the subtle use of oak, and restraint in ripeness, our wines are crafted to highlight the terroir of the vineyard.