Full Review

Stable Hill

Stable Hill
2016 Cremello, Chardonnay, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Bronze Medal
Recommended
$16.50

Stable Hill
2016 Cremello, Chardonnay, South Australia

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Shellfish

Category: Chardonnay

Date Tasted:
Country: Australia
Alcohol: 12% RS: <1%
Light emerald straw color. Aromas and flavors of warm country biscuit, butter, pear tart, and kernel with an vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and an interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits overtones of ripe yellow apple, buttered pastry, slivered almonds, and campfire popcorn with fruit tannins and moderate oak flavor. Delicate buttery layers, a croissant.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World
Aroma Aroma: warm country biscuit, butter, pear tart, and kernel
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with overtones of ripe yellow apple, buttered pastry, slivered almonds, and campfire popcorn
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Enjoy on its own
Recipes Pairing: Fried Catfish Sandwich, Roasted Chicken, Boiled Lobster
Bottom Line Bottom Line: Delicate buttery layers, a croissant.

The Producer

Sidewood Estate

The Producer
PO Box 828
Oakbank, 5243
Australia
61 -(08) 8389 9234

Their Portfolio

86 Sidewood 2016 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
89 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $15.85.
91 Sidewood 2015 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $20.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $18.00.
89 Sidewood 2013 Isabella Sparkling Rosé , Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $27.00.
84 Sidewood 2014 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $27.00.
86 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $19.00.
89 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $25.00.
93 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $21.00.
87 Sidewood NV Apple Cider 5.0% (Australia) $.00.
89 Sidewood NV Pear Cider, Adelaide Hills 5.0% (Australia) $.00.
94 Sidewood 2015 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $42.50.
92 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
88 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood 2017 Estate, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2016 Estate, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $19.50.
90 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
92 Sidewood 2016 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $45.00.
91 Sidewood 2017 Mappinga, Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
89 Sidewood 2018 Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $21.00.
89 Sidewood 2018 Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $19.00.
90 Sidewood 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $18.00.
93 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
91 Sidewood NV Sparkling, Pinot Noir-Chardonnay, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $18.00.
87 Sidewood 2018 Mappinga, Fumé Blanc, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $25.00.
87 Sidewood 2015 Cassandra Blanc de Blancs, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $.00.
92 Sidewood 2014 Isabella Sparkling Rosé, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $25.00.
90 Sidewood 2015 Chloe Cuvée Sparkling, Adelaide Hills 11.5% (Australia) $25.00.
84 Stable Hill 2016 Palomino, Pinot Grigio, Adelaide Hills 12.5% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Unicorn, Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills 12% (Australia) $17.43.
91 Stable Hill 2016 The Little Villager, Pinot Noir, Adelaide Hills 13.5% (Australia) $17.43.
90 Stable Hill 2015 Mustang, Shiraz, Adelaide Hills 14.6% (Australia) $17.43.
87 Stable Hill 2016 The Masked Knight, Cabernet Sauvignon, Adelaide Hills 14.5% (Australia) $17.43.
84 Stable Hill 2016 Cremello, Chardonnay, South Australia 12% (Australia) $16.50.

Chardonnay

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonnay is arguably the world’s most famous white variety, thanks to its success in France’s Burgundy region as well as throughout much of California. Chardonnay on its own has rather straightforward, pleasant aromas of apple and pear, but when aged (and sometimes fermented) in small oak barrels, the wines take on extra richness as well as notes of toasted almond, vanilla and yeast.

The most renowned examples of Chardonnay are from small villages and vineyards in Burgundy, such as Chassagne-Montrachet, Puligny-Montrachet and Meursault. These wines are very powerful with ample spicy notes and very good acidity; they age very well, sometimes as long as 20-25 years. Another part of Burgundy, Chablis, is home to more restrained style of Chardonnay. Certain areas of California, especially Russian River Valley in Sonoma and Santa Barbara County are also home to many distinguished examples of Chardonnay, with those from the latter region often displaying tropical fruit flavors.

Given that most Chardonnnays are aged in small oak barrels, there has been a movement as of late to give consumers a mored delicate style of Chardonnay, without all the spicy and toasty flavors. Thus there are now many producers that produce non-oak aged Chardonnays; this has been seen from many producers from Australia as well as a few in California as well.

Chardonnay, especially oak-aged versions, are quite rich and need seafood of equal richness at the dinner table. Thus lobster, halibut and swordfish are ideal food pairings.