Hendricks Wines

Hendricks Wines

Santa Lucia Highlands Pinot Noir 2015

@Paul T- Huntington Beach Paul is correct again. Charles Hendricks kicks ass. This Pinot rocks. — 7 months ago

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James Cole

Napa Valley Malbec 2012

David T
9.2

I’ve never had a Charles Hendricks wine I didn’t like. Especially, his Malbecs. This is not nearly as good as his 07 Hope & Grace Malbec but, none the less still very good.

The fruits on the nose reveal the ripeness & freshness of the 12 Napa vintage. Loads of blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries but, it’s the boysenberries, mulberries & blue fruits & raspberries on the glass edges that really make for a great nose. Black licorice, dark fruit cola with shades of liqueur, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, black pepper, limestone & sandstone, big tobacco, dark spice, leather, oak barrel shavings, dry top soil, dry crushed rocks, stones, rich black earth, sweet tarriness with brilliant; dark, red, blue & purple florals framed in lavender & violets.

The body is just full. The 12 vintage was always more fruit than tannins, not that there were no tannins or structure in this 12 & other 12’s. Ripe, lush & slightly ruby; blackberries, dark cherries, black raspberries but, really love the boysenberries, mulberries & blue fruits in my reds. Black licorice, dark fruit cola with shades of liqueur, black pepper, limestone & sandstone, forest floor, dry stems, big tobacco, dark spice with just a touch of heat, clove, vanilla, nutmeg, cinnamon, leather, graphite, steeped fruit tea, oak barrel shavings, dry top soil, dry crushed rocks, stones, volcanics, rich black earth, sweet tarriness with dark, lush; red, blue & purple florals framed in lavender & violets. The acidity is nice & round. The finish is well balanced fruit & earth, elegant and persists nicely with just the right amount of dark spice on the long set.

This would have a little scored higher but, I coravined it a few weeks back and restored it laying down. Seems to have lost a bit from opening.

Photos of; James Cole Winery on the Silverado Trail, former James Cole Winemaker - Charles Hendricks (13 his full last vintage), tasting bar & tasting patio.
— 2 years ago

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Sofia Jalilie

Sofia Jalilie

I think it’s a 94- just sayin
Paul T- Huntington Beach

Paul T- Huntington Beach

Send me one of each & 🤔 know if its a 92 or 94. I’m the tie breaker

La Sirena

Knights Valley Malbec 2016

David T
9.2

This is a very rounded, elegant and nicely polished Malbec. As you know, many Malbecs can be rugged and rough on the palate. Not the case here. This is the second Winemaker that I’ve had other than Charles Hendricks that knows how to make an elegant, soft and well rounded, brilliantly floral Malbec. Wire to wire this wine is beautiful, balanced with polish for days. River like acidity. — 2 years ago

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Domaine Dujac

Bonnes Mares Grand Cru Pinot Noir 2011

Drew hendricks
Greg Kasanoff
— 2 years ago

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Hendrick's

Midsummer Solstice Limited Release Gin

Made the midsummer spritz as part of our summer solstice celebration last night. This rendition of Hendricks gin is lighter, crisp and deeply floral. The cocktail is made up of 50ml Hendricks midsummer gin, 50ml sparkling wine, 150 ml elderflower tonic garnished with cucumber and orange slice. — 2 years ago

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Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@P A Thanks you too! 🥂
Trixie

Trixie

Very pretty bottle! How does this compare to the original Hendricks gin?
Shawn Thompson

Shawn Thompson

@Trixie this gin is lighter and a lot more floral than the original Hendricks.

Thierry Allemand

Chaillot Cornas Syrah 2007

Drew hendricks
Greg Kasanoff
— 2 years ago

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Clos Rougeard

Saumur Champigny Cabernet Franc 2006

Drew hendricks
Greg Kasanoff
— 2 years ago

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