Full Review

Stone Hill

Stone Hill
NV Cream Sherry, Hermann

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Sherry-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 9%
87 Points
Silver Medal
Highly Recommended
$28

Stone Hill
NV Cream Sherry, Hermann

Pair this wine with:
Cheese Chocolate

Category: Domestic Sherry-Style Wine

Date Tasted:
Country: USA
Alcohol: 19% RS: 9%
Amber color. Aromas of salted nuts, toffee, singed orange peel, dried figs, licorice, and dark chocolate with a satiny, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a smooth, intricate, long honey-roasted nuts and hints of wild strawberry finish with a suggestion of oak flavor. A satisfying, salty-sweet Sherry-style wine that surprises and delights.

Tasting Info

Wine Glass Style: Fruity, Oaky, Rich & Full & Spicy & Complex
Aroma Aroma: salted nuts, toffee, singed orange peel, dried figs, licorice, and dark chocolate
Taste Flavor: honey-roasted nuts and hints of wild strawberry
Sweetness Sweetness: Fruity Sweet
Enjoy Enjoy: Now-3 years on its own and with food
Recipes Pairing: Blue Cheese, Chocolate Mousse, Roquefort
Bottom Line Bottom Line: A satisfying, salty-sweet Sherry-style wine that surprises and delights.

The Producer

Stone Hill Winery

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

Their Portfolio

87 Stone Hill NV Concord, Hermann 11.5% (USA) $12.00.
87 Stone Hill NV Semi-Sweet Steinberg White Wine, Hermann 12% (USA) $9.00.
86 Stone Hill NV Sweet Rosé Wine, Catawba, Hermann 11.5% (USA) $9.00.
92 Stone Hill 2019 Vignoles, Hermann 13% (USA) $24.00.
85 Stone Hill 2015 Port, Hermann 18.5% (USA) $35.00.
87 Stone Hill NV Cream Sherry, Hermann 19% (USA) $28.00.
92 Stone Hill NV Demi-Sec Sparkling Wine, Hermann 10.5% (USA) $20.00.
85 Stone Hill NV Montaigne Semi-Sweet Rosé , Hermann 12% (USA) $12.00.
BR Stone Hill NV Steinberg Red Semi-Sweet Wine, Hermann 12.8% (USA) $9.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Stone Hill NV Camellia Sweet Rosé, Hermann 8% (USA) $12.00.
86 Stone Hill 2017 Late Harvest, Vignoles, Hermann 10.7% (USA) $12.00.
BR Stone Hill NV Golden Rhine Sweet White Wine, Hermann 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Stone Hill NV Peach Flavored Wine, Hermann 11.2% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Stone Hill NV Blackberry Flavored Wine, Hermann 11% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Stone Hill NV Sangria, Hermann 12% (USA) $12.00. - Bronze Medal
93 Stone Hill NV Moscato, Hermann 8% (USA) $9.00.
90 Stone Hill 2019 Ozark Hellbender Red Blend, Ozark Mountain 13% (USA) $16.00.
90 Stone Hill 2019 Ozark Hellbender Red Blend, Ozark Mountain 13% (USA) $16.00.
90 Stone Hill 2019 Ozark Hellbender Red Blend, Ozark Mountain 13% (USA) $16.00.
88 Stone Hill NV Hermannsberger Red Blend, Hermann 13% (USA) $12.00.
88 Stone Hill NV Peach Flavored Wine, Hermann 11.2% (USA) $12.00.
85 Stone Hill NV Steinberg Red Semi-Sweet Red Blend, Hermann 12.8% (USA) $12.00.
90 Stone Hill Winery 2020 Norton, Hermann 13.5% (USA) $22.00.
86 Stone Hill Winery 2020 Chambourcin, Missouri 13.5% (USA) $18.00.
88 Stone Hill Winery 2020 Vignoles, Missouri 13% (USA) $16.00.
86 Stone Hill Winery 2021 Traminette, Ozark Mountain 11.5% (USA) $16.00.
85 Stone Hill Winery 2020 Chardonel, Hermann 13.4% (USA) $14.00.
85 Stone Hill Winery 2020 Vidal Blanc, Hermann 12.8% (USA) $10.00.
87 Stone Hill Winery NV Rosé Montainge, Missouri 12% (USA) $10.00.
88 Stone Hill Winery NV Raspberry Flavored Wine, Missouri 7% (USA) $14.00.
85 Stone Hill Winery NV Sweet Rosé, Pink Catawba, Missouri 11.5% (USA) $10.00.
91 Stone Hill Winery NV Concord, Missouri 11.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Stone Hill Winery NV Golden Rhine, Missouri 12% (USA) $10.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Stone Hill Winery NV Moscato, Missouri 8% (USA) $16.00.
86 Stone Hill Winery NV Sangria, Missouri 12% (USA) $14.00.
92 Stone Hill Winery NV Cream Sherry, Missouri 19% (USA) $32.00.
85 Stone Hill Winery 2021 Vignoles, Missouri 13% (USA) $16.00.
90 Stone Hill Winery 2022 Traminette, Ozark Mountain 11.5% (USA) $16.00.
85 Stone Hill Winery NV Red Sangria, Missouri 12% (USA) $14.00.
87 Stone Hill Winery NV Raspberry Flavored Wine, Missouri 9% (USA) $14.00.
86 Stone Hill Winery NV Golden Rhine Sweet White, Missouri 12% (USA) $10.00.
86 Stone Hill Winery NV Sweet Rosé, Catawba, Missouri 11.5% (USA) $10.00.
BR Stone Hill Winery 2018 Port, Norton, Missouri 18.2% (USA) $40.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Stone Hill Winery NV Cranberry Flavored Wine, Missouri 11% (USA) $12.00.
BR Stone Hill Winery NV Brut Rosé, Missouri 12% (USA) $32.00. - Bronze Medal
BR Stone Hill Winery NV Dry Rosé, Missouri 11.8% (USA) $14.00. - Bronze Medal
87 Stone Hill Winery 2020 Reserve, Vignoles, Ozark Mountain 13.5% (USA) $24.00.
BR Stone Hill Winery 2019 Chambourcin, Missouri 13.5% (USA) $16.00. - Bronze Medal

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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