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Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay

Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay

SKU:30456

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    Product Details

    Brand: Hendry

    Size: 750ml

    Country: USA

    Varietal: Chardonnay

    Appellation: Napa

    Pale yellow. This unassuming, unadorned wine highlights the beauty and purity of our Chardonnay fruit. Among the first blocks picked every year, blocks 19 and 20 are low-yielding, producing concentrated, flavorful fruit. Soft, subtle aromas of green apple, lemon and nectarine. Light-bodied with surprisingly layered flavors and just a touch of bright acid on the finish. It might be easy to overwhelm this delicate, easy-drinking wine with strong flavors, so keep it light with a lemon-accented chicken breast on the grill, chilled veggie-based soups, hummus or guacamole with chips, or just sip by itself.

    ABV: 14.5%

    George Hendry and his family have grown grapes on the same family farm in Napa Valley since 1939. Through more than eighty years of harvests, our connection to the land has deepened, and our knowledge has grown. Hendry Ranch is composed of 203 acres situated in the low, rolling hills just northwest of Napa, at the foot of Mt. Veeder, and includes 114 acres under vine. This location in the valley experiences substantial marine influence, allowing us to grow many different types of wine grapes. All Hendry wines are made only from estate grapes, and are crafted to highlight the unique terroir of this very special vineyard.

    The Hendry Vineyard is located on benchlands just west of the town of Napa. The Chardonnay vines grow on thin, stony soils between 200 and 300 feet above sea level. The vineyard is at the intersection of the cooler Carneros appellation and the greater Napa Valley, which becomes warmer as you travel northward. Morning fog and afternoon breezes from the San Pablo Bay moderate the climate, giving us long, warm summer days and cooler nights.

    At Hendry, we have a strong sense of environmental responsibility. We base our choices in the vineyard on a desire to continue farming this land ethically and sustainably, as our family has done here since 1939.

    We do not routinely apply any herbicides or pesticides in the vineyard. In addition, we maintain a complex, naturally diverse cover crop to foster healthy, aerated soil and minimize the need for added nitrogen. This minimizes potential nitrogen runoff that could be harmful to our nearby stream and river. As needed, we may apply potassium and phosphorus to the soil before the first rains of the season to support this cover crop, which in turn, supports the grapes. The remains of the winemaking process--skins, seeds and stems--are plowed back into the soil each harvest. The sulfur we apply in the vineyard is organically derived.

    We have not sought, nor do we intend to seek, certification of any kind, choosing instead to follow our own path of best and most responsible practices to maintain a healthy vineyard and environment, while reserving the option to use specific, short term and targeted solutions, organic or otherwise, should an urgent or difficult insect threat appear. Thankfully, this is something that has occurred only a handful of times in the last eight decades.

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