2013 Hendry "Block 24" Napa Valley Primitivo (Previously $30)

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Since 1939, the Hendry family has been harvesting a 114-acre plot in the hills north west of Napa to create their estate wines.

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Staff Image By: Kirk Walker | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 8/24/2016 | Send Email
For a Zin lover but not Zinfandel, no matter what legend or history you have read. This is dark fruited and spicy, just like Zin but different, and not just it is speaking with a heavy accent different. It plays different on the palate, just a subtle difference in the spice. It is delicious regardless. All that fruit and spice are balanced with enough tannin to make it a little more interesting at the dinner table.

Staff Image By: Andrew Whiteley | K&L Staff Member | Review Date: 6/30/2016 | Send Email
Often, I find Primitivo (basically, an Italian selection of Zinfandel) doesn’t distinguish itself enough from other California Zinfandel. Not so here. Much of what you’d expect from a great Zin is here. It has loads of fresh bramble fruits and cracked peppercorn. But there’s also a lovely smokiness, a cross between smoked meat and the earthy aroma of cardamom, that endows this Primitivo with depth. Prickly acidity keeps things feeling fresh. It’s terrific for food pairing—grab a bottle and experiment with your barbecue.

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Napa Valley

- America's most famous wine region, which encompasses a varied geographical territory running about 20 miles long from the San Francisco Bay northward to the foot of Mount St. Helena. Napa's great diversity, both in terms of climate and terroir, has led to the creation of a number of smaller AVAs like Stags Leap District, Rutherford, Howell Mountain, Oakville and Mount Veeder, among others. Cabernet and chardonnay still reign supreme, but just about everything under the sun is grown in Napa Valley, in quality levels ranging from $2 jug wine to $500 a bottle California cab.