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Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2013 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2013

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2013

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario VQA, Canada

Community Score:86/100

Community Reviews: 10

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Price: $17.95

Drink: 2013-2017

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

Sweetness: Medium Dry

Wine Type: White Wine

Winery: Henry of Pelham

Agent: Henry of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 88/100

A pretty, floral, aromatic Niagara white wine blend of Viognier 35%, Chardonnay 25%, Gewurztraminer 25% and Chardonnay Musquee 15% grapes. Medium-bodied with racy acidity for seafood and Spicy, Asian dishes.

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This Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree 2013 was reviewed on March 18, 2017 by Natalie MacLean

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Heather Wall - CS; WSET Advanced rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

A lovely Niagara blend of Viognier, Chardonnay, Gewurztraminer and Chardnnay Musque. Lots of Niagara fruit on display in this bottle: apples, pears, peaches, blossoms, honey and wrapped in fresh acidity. LIght -bodied easy sipping white wine from the reputable Henry of Pelham family. Perfect for fish and seafood, creamy cheeses or pastas.
Tasted: October 2015
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Pale straw with a golden hue, the 2013 vintage of Family Tree by Henry of Pelham is 13% ABV, Niagara Peninsula VQA. This is a complex blend of aromatic whites. On the label is a tree image with the names of Speck family members. On the nose this wine shows baked apple, candied citrus, lime zest, Orange Blossom, a hint of nutmeg and vanilla, wet limestone minerality. On the palate, it shows prominently green apple, nectarine, orange blossom, minerality. With High acidity, dominant-fruit, this wine is well-balanced, juicy and mouthwatering, making it a pleasant accompaniment with Asian fare and Asian fusion or on its own. Enjoy now.
Lynn van der Linde - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Lime, starfruit, and a hint of grapefruit with a crisp apple finish. Nice with creamy cheeses or salmon.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Very aromatic, with lovely notes of stone fruit, citrus, guava, golden apple and asian pear. An easy sipper. 87 Points. (www.ottawawinejournal.com)
Andrea Shapiro rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Medium lemon colour with complex and unveiling aromas of yellow pear and apple, citrus, lemon, yellow bell pepper, mineral, metallic with a touch of canned yellow and beans and onion. On the palate grilled pineapple, lemon curd, zucchini, floral and a little bit of other non-descriptive tropical fruit. Medium acidity, body and finish. Fresh and floral. Pair with medium bodied cheeses such as Swiss or Oka and carrot glazed roast chicken. 86 points November 2017
Courtney Flood rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Loads of lime, green apple, and a touch of honey. The flavour actually brings out a bit of a floral characteristic. Fresh mineral finish. Good aperitif or to pair with a green salad
Jacky Blisson rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

I am a big fan of Henry of Pelham. You can always count on them for precise, well-made wines; some of which are exceptional. Unfortunately this white falls short for me. While the Family Tree has undeniable virtues: freshness, balance, aromatic intensity, there is an overall lack of harmony here. The individual grape seem to stand apart rather than fusing to create a greater whole.

Simple, pleasant, short finish. Drink now.
Jane Staples - Certified Sommelier rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

A white blend from Niagara Peninsula's Henry of Pelham. Floral, spicy aromatics with Viognier and Gewurtz leading the band. Palate very fruity, with Gewurtz developing on finish. A little too much going on here, without overall harmony.
Tasted Jan. 2017
Sharon Lécuyer rated this wine as 85/100 with the following review:

Faint nose with apple, straw and hints of vanilla on the nose. On the palette, interesting combination on minerality, wet stone, lime and a bit of honey on the finish. Pair with BBQed chicken and a salad that has a good balance of both sweet and sour flavours (e.g., honey/fruit; lemon/lime/vinegar).

(Tasted January 16, 2017)

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