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Henry Estate

Henry Estate
2015 Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.6%
84 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16

Henry Estate
2015 Pinot Gris, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken Pasta

Category: Pinot Gris

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.5% RS: 1.6%
Pale color. Aromas of baby powder, squash, and taleggio with a soft, off-dry light-to-medium body and a crisp peach icing and cake mix finish with earthy tannins and no oak flavor. A funky Pinot Gris that will appeal to off-dry wine lovers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively, Fruity, Juicy & Smooth, Non-Oaky & Quaffable
Aroma Aroma: baby powder, squash, and Taleggio
Taste Flavor: peach icing and cake mix
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Quesadillas, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A funky Pinot Gris that will appeal to off-dry wine lovers.

The Producer

Henry Estate Winery

The Producer
687 Hubbard Creek
Umpqua, OR 97486
USA
1 541-459-5120

Pinot Gris

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Pinot Gris is the same grape as Pinot Grigio, but when a wine is identified as a Pinot Gris, it is generally a more full-bodied, more complex, more age-worthy wine.

The best examples of Pinot Gris come from Alsace in northeastern France and Oregon. These wines are have excellent weight on the palate, good acidity and ripe apple and pear fruit with a distinct spiciness and a dry finish. Most examples are aged only in steel, but some producers in Alsace will age Pinot Gris in large, older wooden casks, which can add a touch of spice as well as additional texture.

There are also some sweeter versions of Pinot Gris produced in Alsace; these are labeled as vendange tardives or grains nobles.

There are also versions of Pinot Gris from the far northwestern Italian region of Valle d'Aosta as well as from California.

Consume most versions of Pinot Gris at an early age, from two to five years. The finest versions of Alsatian Pinot Gris (from Grand Cru vineyards) can be enjoyed at 15-20 years of age.

Food pairings that work well with Pinot Gris include smoked fish, sushi, Asian cuisine, chicken with cream sauce or veal, pork or poultry with mushrooms.