Full Review

Stone Hill

Stone Hill
NV Camellia Sweet Rosé, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8% RS: 6%
86 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$9.99
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Stone Hill
NV Camellia Sweet Rosé, Missouri

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chicken

Category: Dessert Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 8% RS: 6%
Khaki orange color. Fruity aromas of plastic-wrapped white grapes, mink, strawberry fruit leather, and wildflowers with a medium body and a smooth, breezy iced tea and dark baked peach finish with no oak flavor. A sweet and friendly quaffer to liven up a summer day.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: plastic-wrapped white grapes, mink, strawberry fruit leather, and wildflowers
Taste Flavor: iced tea and dark baked peach
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Fried Chicken, Neufchatel, Mixed Berries
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A sweet and friendly quaffer to liven up a summer day.

The Producer

Stone Hill Winery

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

Their Portfolio

90 Cross J Vineyards 2013 Estate Bottled Red Wine, Norton, Hermann 13.4% (USA) $25.99.
86 Cross J Vineyards 2015 Estate Bottled, Norton, Hermann 13.9% (USA) $24.99.
84 Stone Hill NV Sweet Red Wine, Concord, Missouri 11.5% (USA) $7.99.
84 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled, Vidal Blanc, Hermann 12.8% (USA) $7.99.
85 Stone Hill 2015 Semi-Sweet , Vignoles, Missouri 12% (USA) $11.49.
86 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled, Traminette, Ozark Mountain 12% (USA) $11.49.
92 Stone Hill 2014 Red Wine, Chambourcin, Missouri 13.2% (USA) $12.99.
90 Stone Hill 2014 Estate Bottled Red Wine, Norton, Hermann 13% (USA) $19.99.
88 Stone Hill NV Hermannsberger Brand Red Blend, Missouri 13% (USA) $11.49.
88 Stone Hill NV Steinberg White Blend, Missouri 12% (USA) $11.49.
87 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Vignoles, Ozark Mountain 14% (USA) $15.99.
84 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Traminette, Ozark Mountain 12.7% (USA) $15.99.
90 Stone Hill 2010 Blanc de Blanc Methode Champenoise, Missouri 12% (USA) $18.99.
87 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled, Norton, Hermann 13.8% (USA) $17.99.
86 Stone Hill 2016 Estate Bottled, Vidal Blanc, Hermann 12.8% (USA) $7.99.
86 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled, Chardonel, Hermann 13.8% (USA) $9.99.
92 Stone Hill 2015 Chambourcin, Missouri 13.2% (USA) $14.99.
84 Stone Hill NV Steinberg Semi-Sweet Red, Missouri 12.8% (USA) $9.99.
88 Stone Hill NV Dry Rosé, Missouri 12.8% (USA) $9.99.
89 Stone Hill 2016 Semi-Sweet White, Vignoles, Missouri 12% (USA) $11.99.
86 Stone Hill 2016 Estate Bottled Semi-Dry White, Traminette, Ozark Mountain 12.2% (USA) $11.99.
89 Stone Hill 2015 Estate Bottled Reserve, Chardonel, Hermann 13.8% (USA) $24.99.
86 Stone Hill NV Camellia Sweet Rosé, Missouri 8% (USA) $9.99.
86 Stone Hill 2016 Ozark Hellbender Red Blend, Ozark Mountain 13% (USA) $9.99.

Dessert Wine

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Serve in a Copita
A dessert wine is just that, a wine made strictly to pair with desserts at the end of a meal. Dessert wines are sweet wines; while many are naturally sweet, some are sweetned through the addition of grape must.

Famous dessert wines include Sauternes from France’s Bordeaux region, Rutherglen Muscat from Australia and vendages tardives (“late picked”) from France’s Alsace region. Germany also produces many famous dessert wines, ranging from Spatlese to Eiswein (made from frozen grapes).

Dessert wines from Italy include Vin Santo, Recioto di Soave and Recioto di Valpolicella. While some dessert wines have alcohol in the 12-14% range, others such as Moscato d’Asti from Piedmont in northern Italy are very low in alcohol (5.5%).

Dessert wines can accompany certain specific foods, especially cakes, almond tortes and fruit tarts; however, Sauternes and foie gras is a classic pairing.

While some lighter dessert wines such as Moscato d’Asti or Brachetto d’Acqui are meant for consumption upon release, others such as Sauternes or Auslese from Germany can age for decades, thanks to their high natural sugar concentration.