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Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Sherry-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19.2% RS: 15.3%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$21

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards
NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Sherry-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19.2% RS: 15.3%
Brushed amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of rum cake, smoked and caramelized nuts, pipe tobacco, and brandied cherries with a supple, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length finish with notes of honeyed berries, apple wax candy, and caramelized mushrooms. A crisp sherry-style wine for light desserts and cocktails.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: New World, Fruity & Juicy & Smooth
Aroma Aroma: rum cake, smoked and caramelized nuts, pipe tobacco, and brandied cherries
Taste Flavor: Same as aromas with notes of honeyed berries, apple wax candy, and caramelized mushrooms
Sweetness Sweetness: Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now on its own
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A crisp sherry for light desserts and cocktails.

The Producer

Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards

The Producer
5712 State Route 414
5712 State Route 414
Hector, NY 14841
USA
1 607-546-2565

Their Portfolio

86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 13.5% (USA) $17.00.
93 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.00.
93 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $23.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Dry, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.7% (USA) $16.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 13.3% (USA) $15.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.6% (USA) $12.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 12% (USA) $16.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 14% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 14.2% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 19.2% (USA) $21.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.3% (USA) $12.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Pinot Gris, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $16.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 13.7% (USA) $17.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Gruner Veltliner, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Gewürztraminer, Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 14.3% (USA) $15.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Homestead Reserve, Riesling, Finger Lakes 12.5% (USA) $23.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Riesling, Finger Lakes 10.6% (USA) $12.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Merlot, Finger Lakes 13% (USA) $31.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2018 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 12.6% (USA) $26.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 12.8% (USA) $29.00. - Bronze Medal
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Sweet, Riesling, Finger Lakes 11.3% (USA) $12.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Cat, Niagara, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00. - Bronze Medal
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Pink Cat Blush, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Red Blend, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Dark, Concord, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Port, Finger Lakes 18.2% (USA) $17.00.
98 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 22% (USA) $21.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, Finger Lakes 11.4% (USA) $17.00.
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Gewurztraminer, Finger Lakes 12.6% (USA) $18.00.
BR Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Unoaked, Chardonnay, Finger Lakes 11.7% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal
91 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Schooner White Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $14.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2021 Dry Rosé, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $17.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2019 Cabernet Franc, Finger Lakes 13.6% (USA) $29.00.
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Finger Lakes 13.9% (USA) $31.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Stag Blend, Finger Lakes 11.5% (USA) $9.00.
88 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV White Cat, Niagara, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
89 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Pink Cat Blush, Catawba, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
86 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Red Blend, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
87 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Red Cat Dark, Concord, Finger Lakes 11% (USA) $8.00.
85 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards NV Solera Sherry, Finger Lakes 21.6% (USA) $21.00.
90 Hazlitt 1852 Vineyards 2020 Merlot, Finger Lakes 14.4% (USA) $31.00.

Domestic Sherry-Style Wine

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Serve in a Port Wine Glass
Domestic Sherry-style wines are made in the United States and are usually fortified wines aged in similar conditions as Spanish Sherries. Sherry is a fortified wine made in several countries, most famously from the Xerez district if Spain ( the word "sherry" itself is a derivation of the word Xerez). There are several different types ranging from very dry and light (Fino) to very sweet and rich (Cream, Moscatel).

Most are made with the fortification - increasing the alcoholic level - by adding neutral grape sprits after fermentation. This increases the alcohol from 13% or 14% up to 18% to 20%. Sherry is aged in casks for anywhere from two to eight years; the system of aging in casks is the solera system where old and new barrels are used. When wine evaporated from the old barrels, wine from the new barrels is added to top up the old barrels.

While Sherry is most commonly associated with Spain, it has become a generic term and can be produced (often via different methods) in the US and other countries.

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