Henry Estate Pinot Gris 1998

Pinot Gris/Grigio from Umpqua Valley, Oregon

Price: $14.99
Item No. 3231
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • WS87

Winemaker's Notes

This variety is a "kissing cousin" of Pinot Noir and ripens at about the same time, in early October. The wine is fermented dry and provides a nice alternative to Chardonnay. It has hints of the spicy character of Gewurztraminer with the additional body and acidity associated with White Riesling. This wine can be matched with most of the lighter food dishes such as turkey, scallops, and crab.

Learn About Henry Estate

Henry Estate is family owned and operated. That means quality every step of the way--from the moment a new vine is planted in the vineyard until the label is on the bottle and the box sealed for shipment. Four generations of the Henry family currently operate the Winery. Like the Chateaux of Burgundy, Henry Estate produces hand-crafted wines. This is possible because of its manageable size, 40 acres of vineyards producing 12,000 cases (30,000 gallons) of wine each year.

Learn About Umpqua Valley

The Umpqua Valley is much smaller than its northern neighbor, the Willamette Valley. Not necessarily in size, but in wine production. Like the Willamette Valley, the region lies between the Coast Range and the Cascade Range. The Umpqua Valley is a little bit drier than the Willamette, but less dry than the Rogue Valley. Notable Facts The soil is diverse and the grapes best suited...

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Learn About Pinot Gris/Grigio

Pinot Gris/Grigio(PEE-noh gree/GREE-jee-oh) While Pinot Grigio is in fact the same grape as Pinot Gris (just the Italian take on it), the differences of wine they create can be immense. Pinot Gris' most popular and successful region is Alsace, France, an area of the country that actually puts the name of the grape on the label. Pinot Grigio is the Italian version of the grape,...

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OPI35244_1998

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