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Henry Estate

Henry Estate
2015 Muller Thurgau, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Shellfish

Category: Muller Thurgau

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$15.00
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Henry Estate
2015 Muller Thurgau, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Shellfish

Category: Muller Thurgau

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 12.5%
Pale silvery emerald straw color. Dusty, woody aromas and flavors of dried citrus, ground nuts, rice sack, and wool with a supple, tangy, petillant, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, interesting, breezy lemon and peach sorbet, green apple, and minerals finish. A interesting, earthy, slightly spritzy off-dry white.
Tasting Info
Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity & Savory
Aroma Aroma: dried citrus, ground nuts, rice sack, and wool
Taste Flavor: lemon and peach sorbet, green apple, and minerals
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Jambalaya, Coconut Crusted Shrimp , Jambalaya
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A interesting, earthy, slightly spritzy off-dry white.
The Producer

Henry Estate Winery

The Producer
687 Hubbard Creek
Umpqua, OR 97486
USA
1 541-459-5120
Muller Thurgau
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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Muller Thurgau is a dry white wine produced from the eponymous grape; medium-bodied, it is known for its aromatics and good acidity. Most versions are unoaked to highlight the tea leaf, melon and pear perfumes.

Muller Thurgau is most famous from Germany, where is is considered sort of a 'poor man's Riesling." It does indeed have some of the same flavors, but with less acidity, it does not have the structure to age as long as Riesling. Arguably the best examples are from the Alto Adige region in northern Italy; here a handful of producers craft deeply concentrated, highly aromatic examples of Muller Thurgau that can age for five to seven years and work beautifully at the dinner table with foods ranging from seafood risotto to Thai and fusion cuisine.