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Johnson Estate

Johnson Estate
Estate Grown, Cream Sherry, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Cream Sherry

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17% RS: 9%
81 Points
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$18.99

Johnson Estate
Estate Grown, Cream Sherry, Lake Erie

Pair this wine with:
Cheese

Category: Cream Sherry

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 17% RS: 9%
Bright light gold color. Interesting, nutty aromas and flavors of caramelized chestnuts and lemon rind, old root beer, leafy earth, and rum marzipan cake with a supple, flat, fruity sweet watery body and a polished, intriguing, breezy finish with shades of leather and oak bark, baked apple, salted white toffee, and white vermouth with fine, dusty tannins and a suggestion of oak flavor.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Crisp & Lively
Aroma Aroma: caramelized chestnuts and lemon rind, old root beer, leafy earth, and rum marzipan cake
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with shades of leather and oak bark, baked apple, salted white toffee, and white vermouth
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now
Recipes Pairing: Camembert, Edam, Brie
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Recommended

The Producer

Johnson Estate Winery

The Producer
8419 W Rte 20
Westfield, NY 14787
USA
1 716-326-2191

Their Portfolio

82 Johnson Estate 2013 Freelings Creek Reserve, Chardonnay, New York State 12% (USA) $12.99.
81 Johnson Estate Estate Grown, Cream Sherry, Lake Erie 17% (USA) $18.99.
93 Johnson Estate "Maple" Estate Grown 21% (USA) $14.99.
81 Johnson Estate 2014 Estate Grown, Dry Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.99.
88 Johnson Estate 2014 Estate Grown, Traminette, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $12.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2014 Freelings Creek, Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State 13% (USA) $14.99.
84 Johnson Estate NV May Wine, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.
94 Johnson Estate NV May Carbonated White Wine, American 12% (USA) $15.00.
86 Johnson Estate NV Cherry Wine, American 21% (USA) $15.00.
86 Johnson Estate 2015 Founders’ Red Freelings Creek Reserve, New York State 13% (USA) $14.99.
84 Johnson Estate 2016 Ice Wine , Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $34.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.49.
89 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Semi-Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.49.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Sweet, Riesling, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.49.
89 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Black Locust Dry, Riesling, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $18.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Traminette, Lake Erie 11.5% (USA) $13.49.
84 Johnson Estate 2016 Estate Grown, Seyval Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $9.99.
82 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Marechal Foch, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve Founders’ Red Blend, New York State 13% (USA) $13.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Ruby Dry Rosé, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $13.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve, Vidal Blanc, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $12.99.
88 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Sweet Wine, Concord, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $8.99.
89 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Pink Sweet Wine, Catawba, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $8.99.
84 Johnson Estate 2017 Estate Grown Sweet Wine, Niagara, Lake Erie 11% (USA) $8.99.
85 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $13.99.
90 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Cabernet Sauvignon, New York State 13% (USA) $15.99.
88 Johnson Estate 2016 Freelings Creek Reserve, Pinot Noir, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $15.99.
91 Johnson Estate 2017 Ice Wine, Chambourcin, Lake Erie 10.6% (USA) $35.99.
86 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Toasted Oak, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.
84 Johnson Estate 2017 Freelings Creek Reserve Bright Steel, Chardonnay, Lake Erie 12% (USA) $14.99.

Cream Sherry

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Serve in a Copita
Cream sherry is a fortified wine that has been artificially sweetened by blending in sweet wine. While cream sherry originated in Spain, the term is now a generic one, as cream sherries are now produced in the US and other countries.

In Spain a cream sherry is also known as Dulce; it is often made by taking a dry Oloroso wine and blending in Pedro Ximénez or Moscatel wines.

The style originated with Harvey's Bristol Cream, which was quite popular some thirty years ago. Today cream sherries have lost a good deal of sales in the market, as consumers are looking for drier products.

Cream sherries tend to pair well with vanilla ice cream, pastries or as an after-dinner drink.