Now that it appears as if spring is here to stay, I’m fancying Rosés. As my sister and I were relaxing in her sunroom admiring her freshly sprouted seedlings, she gave a pour to Hendry Vineyard Rosé 2011. The Hendry family began cultivating their vineyards in Napa, California in 1939; today the family estate is comprised of 114 acres of vineyards located in the hills of northwest Napa. The Rosé was produced using the saignée method, which is the process of “allowing the sweet, free-run juice to run out of the tank and into a smaller tank for fermentation”. George Hendry delightfully describes the resulting Rosé as a “screen porch wine, made for warm weather drinking”.
Coral pink in colour, aromas of strawberry and fresh summer rain minerals rose from the glass. Subtle strawberry and raspberry flavours ushered in the citrus zest and mineral infused finish. Light and crisp, this is a charming and refreshing glass for warmer weather and light dishes.
Winemakers blend of Zinfandel, Cabernet Sauvignon, Primitivo [Zinfandel/Primitivo being used together on the label generally refers to the wine being a blend of 2 different clones of the same grape]
Produced and Bottled by Hendry Ranch, Napa
$13 average price
532 cases produced