Welcome Back!Sign in here:

Not Registered?Become one of our thirsty clan 265,438 strong:

Register Today!

Want to be THE Wine Expert among your friends?

298,017Wine Reviews
265,438Members
30Seconds to join
Ad

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Red 2016 Wine Review

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Red 2016

Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Red 2016

Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A., Canada

Community Score:88/100

Community Reviews: 6

  Add My Review


Price: $18.95

Drink: 2017-2021

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13.5%

Sweetness: Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Henry of Pelham Winery

Agent: Henry Of Pelham Family Est. Winery

Natalie's Score: 90/100

A terrific, full-bodied Niagara red wine blend of several grapes. Rich and complex with excellent balance. This red wine is produced by the Speck brothers. Aromas of smoke, black fruit and spice. Love the depth and richness here. Pair with prime rib.

Food pairings: grilled pork ribs, grilled steak, vegetarian pizza.

Plush Pork Wine

This Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Red 2016 was reviewed on April 13, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

More Vintages: 2015  2014  2013  2012  2010 

  Add New Vintage

Pricing & Stock Information

StoreStock    
9TH AVENUE & 16TH STREET50 Add
YONGE & SUMMERHILL29 Add
CORNWALL & TRAFALGAR23 Add
LAKESHORE BLVD WEST & BROWNS LINE18 Add
GLENDALE & MERRITT14 Add
See More Edit

Reviews and Ratings

Luc Delorme rated this wine as 91/100 with the following review:

On pouring, the colour is lighter than I would have expected for a Syrah/merlot/cab blend. The nose is quite interesting: earth and smoky at first, some dark fruit follows afterwards.

On the palate, the earthiness disappears, leaving the way to smoky ripe berry fruit. Subtle tanning and just the right amount of acidity round the experience.

A very well-crafted Burgundian style red from Ontario. Definitely worth a try for under $20.
Nicole Lewis rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

A beautiful garnet hue with a hint of pink enrobed in aromas of portobello mushrooms, cassis, cherry, and white pepper presage flavours of cherries, tart guava jam. This wine exhibits a medium-bodied mouthfeel a medium-high acidity. I would pair this with moussaka.

Reviewed on March 11, 2018.
Andrew Bernardo rated this wine as 89/100 with the following review:

Great acidity and mouthfeel, very well-integrated oak with plum, briar and dried fruit. 89 points.
Jon Steeves - Sommelier rated this wine as 88/100 with the following review:

Scrumptious, ruby red with mouthwatering juicy acidity. Cassis, blackberry, graphite minerality. Pairs well with carne asada tacos or gourmet burgers. Tasted 2016 vintage in May 2018. 88 points
Sharon Prionas rated this wine as 87/100 with the following review:

Vanilla on the nose and toasty. Flavours of dark fruit including cherry and floral. Would be a good sweet BBQ wine or to pair with a blueberry pie.

Tasted March 12, 2018
Eamonn Donnelly reviewed this wine as follows:

A bold red blend of Henry of Pelham. Family Tree is composed of Syrah, Merlot, Cab. Sauv, Cab. Franc and Baco Noir. Initially appears slightly paler than the blending components would suggest. Smoky and earthy notes surround dark fruit and savoury spice. Forest floor, sweet tobacco, bramble and cassis.

Lots of spice on the palate with a great savoury, peppery edge. Tarter fruit, blackberry and red currant provide bracing acidity. Medium plus body, polished tannins with a great fruit driven finish.

If you liked the Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Red 2016, you might also like these wines:

Recipes for Henry of Pelham Winery Family Tree Red 2016

Ad

FEEL LOST IN THE

LCBO?

Know the wines you want before you even get to the store with my wine reviews. Join now. It's free.

Wine of the Week

As featured on  

CTV Wine of the Week!

Flat Rock Rosés
Rosé 2017,
Niagara Peninsula, Ontario V.Q.A. ...

Natalie MacLean

Canada's Most Quoted Wine Writer

Natalie MacLean is editor of Canada's largest wine review web site, publishing hundreds of wine reviews every week for more than 265,438 members.

She was named the World's Best Drinks Writer at the World Food Media Awards in Australia.

Natalie has published two books with Random House, the second was named one of Amazon's Best Books of the Year. Get access to all of her reviews today by becoming a member of her site.

Red, White & Drunk All Over

  Best Books of the Year

Red, White & Drunk all over by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean writes about wine with a sensuous obsession... and often laugh-out-loud funny... Terrific.

Rex Pickett, Sideways

Ms. MacLean is the disarming Everywoman. She loves wine, loves drinking ... ultimately, it's a winning formula.

Eric Asimov, The New York Times

GOT A SMARTPHONE?

Access my reviews on mobile with the bar code scanner.

GET NAT'S APP

Unquenchable: A Tipsy Search

  Best Books of the Year

Unquenchable by Natalie MacLean

Natalie MacLean is a new force in the wine writing world ‐ a fiesty North American answer to Hugh Johnson and Jancis Robinson. She can write beautifully about wine.

The Financial Times of London

There are very few people in the wine world who "get it" and Natalie is one of those who brings more fun to a buttoned-up and stodgy game.

Gary Vaynerchuck, Wine Library TV

Starting a Wine Cellar?

Expert advice for all budgets

Insider tips on starting a wine cellar
From wine racks to underground caves, insider tips on size and space, number of bottles, ideal conditions and reputable resources.   learn more  
Winner World's Best Drink Writer
Four-Time Winner James Beard Foundation
Five-Time Winner Association of Food Journalists
Six-Time Winner Bert Greene Award
Best Wine Literature Book Gourmand World Cookbook Awards
Online Writer of the Year Louis Roederer International Wine Writing Award