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Tuesday, August 07, 2007

Hendry Chardonnay 2006

This Hendry Chard uses no oak or malolactic fermentation, but it has a creamy mouthfeel, flavors of apple and pear, plenty of food-friendly acids and a clean, juicy finish. It retails for about $22; pair it with grilled chicken, shellfish, or white cheeses.

The Hendry Ranch in Napa Valley is divided into several blocks, each of which is planted with the grape variety that is best suited to the environmental conditions of that particular plot. Proprietor George Hendry is also a physicist, and applies his scientific training to producing top-notch fruit and excellent wines.
M. Zane Grey, 9:31 AM