Hendry - 2017 - Chardonnay Barrel Fermented - 750 ml.
USA - California - Napa Valley
White - Vintage: 2017 - Size: 750 ml.
Yellow-gold. Complex aromatics include: ripe nectarine and apple fruit, fresh bread, flint, floral, and spice from the Cadus oak barrels. Full on the palate, with multiple layers of tangy nectarine and golden apple flavor, biscuit and pith. Long finish with a final flourish of green apple. Balanced. Warm.
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!