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Stone Hill

Stone Hill
2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Chardonel, Hermann

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Chardonel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .1%
89 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$24.99

Stone Hill
2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Chardonel, Hermann

Pair this wine with:
Chicken Fish Pasta

Category: Chardonel

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 13.8% RS: .1%
Yellow straw color. Oaky aromas of sliced peaches, whipped cream, circus peanuts, and roasted nuts with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-length grilled pineapple, honey roasted nuts, and toasted coffee cake finish with medium, chewy tannins and moderate oak flavor. A toasty Chardonel to woo any California Chardonnay drinker.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Oaky
Aroma Aroma: sliced peaches, whipped cream, circus peanuts, and roasted nuts
Taste Flavor: grilled pineapple, honey roasted nuts, and toasted coffee cake
Sweetness Sweetness: Dry-yet-Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Chicken Tagine, Tuna Casserole, Chicken Piccata
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A toasty Chardonel to woo any California Chardonnay drinker.

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.