If you are a fan of dessert wine do we have a treat for you! Our May wine of the month is the Stone Hill Moscato.
Based in Hermann, Missouri, Stone Hill is Missouri’s oldest winery, dating back to 1847, and one of its most acclaimed. They routinely win top awards at wine competitions in Missouri and elsewhere.
Stone Hill’s Moscato is made from the Valvin Muscat varietal, which is a cross between Muscat Ottonel and Muscat du Moulin. This hybrid grape was first released in 2006. Of course we believe its application as a dessert wine has been more recently perfected by Stone Hill! This wine is heavenly. In the glass it is a shade darker than a clear Cabernet Sauvignon (see our October 2020 wine of the month). It has a luxurious, slightly effervescent mouth feel. Peach and lychee on the palate. Those used to California wine might liken this to a late harvest Chardonnay. Can’t say enough good things about this wine. We kept going back trying to find fault with it but we could not. As close to a perfect dessert wine as you can find.
As you know, our mission at Peninsula Underground is to help our readers and followers find great wines of great value. At $12 the Stone Hill Moscato delivers on that mission statement perhaps better than any wine we have reviewed in a long time and that is why it is our May wine of the month.
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