Red Wines

Shelton Vineyards & Winery features 14 outstanding wines available for tasting and purchase. Listed below is our selection of red wines.
Select any 12 bottles to receive a 10% case discount.

estate merlot

Estate Merlot, Yadkin Valley 2005

Our Merlot is another stellar red wine from a spectacular vintage. The drought conditions in 2005 produced exceptional grapes for our harvest. Intense, rich flavors of cherry, tea, and vanilla characterize our 2005 Merlot. A pleasing texture that is soft and round helps create a very approachable Merlot. This wine is superb with Duck, Filet Mignon, Chateaubriand, veal and a host of other beef dishes.

Price per bottle: $16.00
Price per bottle/case: $14.40

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case includes 12 bottles)

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caberbet franc

Estate Cabernet Franc 2005

Due to the drought conditions, 2005 was a banner year for all of our red wines. The Cabernet Franc is no exception. The dry weather allowed for extended hang times which, in turn, created richer flavors and higher sugars. This wine is filled with rich black fruit flavors, accented with the spiciness unique to Cabernet Franc and a hint of saddle leather. This wine would be an excellent choice to serve with beef, game, lamb or spicy dishes.

Price per bottle: $12.75
Price per bottle/case: $11.48

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case includes 12 bottles)

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pinot noir

Pinot Noir, Yadkin Valley 2005

The drought of 2005 provided us with the highest quality Pinot Noir fruit we have harvested. A combination of quality fruit and skilled wine making, by Murphy Moore, resulted in what we feel is our best Pinot Noir to date. Ripe berry fruit on the front, with a firm structure of tannin, followed by subtle hints of cedar and mushroom make this a very appealing wine. This wine is excellent with grilled fish, veal, and lighter beef dishes.

Price per bottle: $20.00
Price per bottle/case: $18.00

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case includes 12 bottles)

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estate cabernet sauvignon

Estate Cabernet Sauvignon, Yadkin Valley 2005

The weather of 2005 provided us with the ideal growing season for our grapes, which allowed for longer hang time. This extended hang time produced more concentrated flavors in all of our wines, particularly the reds. The weather, plus physiologically mature vines, combined to produce what we believe to be the finest Cabernet Sauvignon that we have bottled in our short history. Concentrated flavors of red currant, cedar, and hints of chocolate support the ample structure of soft and clean tannins. These soft but firm tannins are the hallmark of Yadkin Valley red wines.

Price per bottle: $16.00
Price per bottle/case: $14.40

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case includes 12 bottles)

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kudzu block syrah

Estate Syrah 2006

Our Syrah is so named because of this particular block's vigorous growing traits. After six grueling years, our staff has mastered the art of properly stressing these vines to achieve the best quality fruit capable of producing a noteworthy wine. Longer cordons, constant hedging, and leaf stripping proved to be the answer. The hard work and extra attention have produced a 2005 Syrah worthy of single vineyard status. Richly colored, robust, smoky and spicy, the Syrah is excellent with lamb, game, or heavy beef.

Price per bottle: $12.75
Price per bottle/case: $11.48

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case includes 12 bottles)

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madison lee red

Madison Lee Red, Table Wine

Our proprietary Red Table Wine, Madison Lee Red is named for the Shelton's two grandfathers whose middle names were Madison and Lee. Our goal in producing this wine was to craft a wine that was enjoyable as a sipping red yet hearty enough to hold up to everyday foods. A wonderful uncomplicated red wine that is terrific with steaks, pizza, burgers, ribs, wings, or Bar B Q. Madison Lee Red is medium-bodied and very approachable with ripe berry fruit and a hint of vanilla and long smooth finish.

Price per bottle: $11.00
Price per bottle/case: $9.90

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case includes 12 bottles)

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family reserve claret

Family Reserve Claret, Yadkin Valley 2005

Family Reserve Claret is our Meritage-style red wine blend produced from our best barrel lots. The 2004 vintage is only our second vintage of this wine and incorporates a much higher percentage of Petite Verdot than our 2001. It is a robust and full-bodied red with flavors of black currant and cassis with a graceful and elegant finish.

Price per bottle: $40.00
Price per bottle/case: $36.00

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case includes 12 bottles)

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