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Saturday, August 7, 2010

June 7, 2010: Tasting Hendry Ranch wines from Napa

The Time and Date: Monday June 7 2010, 3PM to 4:30 PM 
The Event: Hendry Ranch, Napa Valley, tasting, repped by Artisanal Wine
The Venue: Fine Wine Reserve, King Street
The Target Audience: wine media, private clients.
The Availability/Catalogue: Most wines were available for immediate
delivery through the Consignment Program.
The Quote/Background: Located in the south western part of the Napa,
the vineyards have been farmed by the Hendry family since 1939 (vines
had been first planted here since about 1870). The production had been
sold to other labels such as Opus One and Mondavi, but over the past
few years, the family has marketed their own brand of wines. The
vineyards have been divided into 50 blocks, ensuring scrupulous record-
taking and blending.
The Wines:  We began with a rinse-bouche of Champagne! Prices are
**** Four Stars (91+ in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Hendry Primitivo 2007 Napa, $46.95  UCD clone
-Hendry Zinfandel Block 7 & 22 2007 Napa, $45.95
-Hendry HRW Cabernet Sauvignon 2007 Napa, $34.95  second label
***1/2 Three and a Half Stars (88 – 90 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Mailly Champagne Grand Cru Brut Reserve NV, $58.95 75PN/25Ch
-Hendry Pinot Noir 2007 Napa, $49.95
-Hendry Pinot Gris 2008 Napa, $31.95
-Hendry Unoaked Chardonnay 2007, $49.95
*** Three Stars (85 – 87 in Quality/Price Rating terms):
-Hendry Cabernet Sauvignon 2005 Napa, $78.95
The Food: breads, almonds, cashews.
The Contact Person:
The Marketing Effectiveness (numerical grade): 87.

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