Full Review

Henry Estate

Henry Estate
2016 Scott Henry III, Gewurztraminer, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.8%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$22

Henry Estate
2016 Scott Henry III, Gewurztraminer, Umpqua Valley

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Gewurztraminer

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13% RS: 1.8%
Yellow color. Candied aromas and flavors of candied lychee, grapefruit-rosemary marmalade, iris, lime gummies, and honey with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length finish with elements of tangerine with no oak flavor. Vividly floral with notes of succulent fruit, this dry gewurztraminer is a great choice to pair with Mexican cuisine.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Juicy & Smooth & Non-Oaky
Aroma Aroma: candied lychee, grapefruit-rosemary marmalade, iris, lime gummies, and honey
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with elements of tangerine
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food and on its own
Recipes Pairing: Turbot Ala Plancha, Pad Thai Chicken, Chicken Fajitas
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Vividly floral with notes of succulent fruit, this dry gewurztraminer is a great choice to pair with Mexican cuisine.

The Producer

Henry Estate Winery

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

Gewurztraminer

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Wines made from the Gewurztraminer grape are easy to recognize thanks to their unmistakable perfumes of lychee, yellow roses, grapefruit and ginger. In fact, it has been documented that Gewurztraminer is among the easiest varieties to recognize simply from its aromas.

While Gewurztraminer is produced in several countries, including the United States, Chile and New Zealand, is is only made into an accomplished wine in two regions: Alsace in northeastern France and Alto Adige in northeastern Italy. In fact, the town of Tramin in Alto Adige lends its name to the grape; as the word gewurz means "spicy" in German (one of the official languages in this territory), Gewurztraminer is the "spicy one from Tramin."

The dry versions from these regions are rich and spicy and should be consumed within 5-7 years of the vintage date (the Alsatian examples tend to age longer); pair them with Thai, Asian and fusion cuisine or a specialty dish such as Quiche Lorraine. Sweeter versions are made in both regions; the vendange tardives and grains nobles Gewurztraminers from Alsace can age for two or three decades and are excellent on heir own or with blue cheese or foie gras.