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Stone Hill

Stone Hill
2015 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Hermann

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Chardonel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .4%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Stone Hill
2015 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Hermann

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Chardonel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .4%
Yellow straw color. Aromas of toasted marshmallow, hazelnut praline, salted caramel on pistachio gelato, and apple compote with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a polished, medium-length toasty oak, charred nuts, and funnel cake finish with coating tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty Chardonel for oak lovers.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: toasted marshmallow, hazelnut praline, salted caramel on pistachio gelato, and apple compote
Taste Flavor: toasty oak, charred nuts, and funnel cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now with food
Recipes Pairing: Roast Chicken With A Peach Glaze, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty Chardonel for oak lovers.

The Producer

Stone Hill Winery

The Producer
1110 Stone Hill Highway
Hermann, MO 65041
USA
1 573-486-2221

Chardonel

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Serve in a White Wine Glass
Chardonel is a white hybrid variety, a cross between Chardonnay and Seyval, another hybrid. As the grape has excellent resistance to winter frosts, it is planted in cold climate wine territories, such as New York State and Missouri as well as Virginia.

Chardonel wines are often aged in oak to lend a creaminess as well as greater complexity. Flavors range from apple sauce to honeycomb to vanilla cream and praline. Enjoy these wines in their youth - from one to three years within the vintage date; pair with roast chicken in a cream sauce, pork with a pineapple sauce or pan-fried trout.