Shelton wines

All wines available for sale by Shelton Vineyards & Winery are shown below.
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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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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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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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
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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
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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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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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Bin 17 Chardonnay, American

Lush fruit with citrus flavors characterize this zesty and crisp Chardonnay. Record cold temperatures during the Easter weekend of 2007 froze the newly-formed and vulnerable Chardonnay buds and many Yadkin Valley producers, including us, lost most or all of their Chardonnay crop. This phenomenon forced us to purchase unfermented juice from California and we were able to find some wonderful fruit from the Beckstoffer vineyard in Mendocino from which this lovely Chardonnay is made. A quirk in our federal label laws precludes us from including the vintage on the label but it is 100% 2007 vintage Chardonnay. Excellent with shellfish and chicken dishes.

Price per bottle: $11.00
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Estate Chardonnay 2006

The fruit for our Estate Chardonnay is whole-cluster pressed and then divided into separate lots for fermentation. Four different yeast strains are then used to ferment the different lots. Each lot adds a unique layer of flavor and additional complexity to the final wine. After aging, our winemaker conducts numerous blending trials to determine the final blend. Lean and austere, our 2006 Estate Chardonnay has focused flavors of melon and pear while maintaining the citrus character - a signature component of this wine. Aging "Sur Lies" in French oak for 10 months adds subtle nuances of caramel and vanilla to the overall taste profile.

Price per bottle: $16.00
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Sauvignon Blanc, American

Our light, dry, crisp and refreshing Sauvignon Blanc has hints of grapefruit and ripe melon. This wine pairs beautifully with oysters, shrimp, or chicken or is great by itself on a hot summer day.

Price per bottle: $12.75
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Yadkin Valley Riesling 2008

A lovely floral and fruity Riesling with subtle hints of apricot, honey, apple and peach. Well-balanced alcohol and acidity provide the structural backbone and a clean, crisp finish. Excellent with spicy dishes.

Price per bottle: $11.99
Price per bottle/case: $10.79

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Madison Lee White, Table Wine

Madison Lee White is our proprietary white that is a logical extension of our Madison Lee Red. Our Madison Lee White has become a consumer favorite. This wine incorporates two or more different grape varieties, giving our wine maker a great degree of flexibility in blending a specific taste profile. Primarily Chardonnay, this wine was fermented at a cool temperature in our stainless steel tanks. Madison Lee White has definite Chardonnay character with floral aromas from a touch of Riesling. Madison Lee White presents us with an enjoyable food-friently white wine with citrus and tropical fruit flavors perfect for sipping on a summer day. This wine complements most salads, seafood, light meats and poultry.

Price per bottle: $11.00
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Blanc De Blanc, Yadkin Valley 2005

This is our first release of our Sparkling wine. Always made with 100% from Chardonnay, our Blanc de Blanc has delicate citrus characteristics. Our Brut Blanc De Blanc is no exception. We sent our early-harvested Chardonnay, grown here on the estate, to our friends at The Biltmore Estate Winery in Asheville to carry out the secondary fermentation. The final product has a light, crisp and refreshing beginning with delicious lemon-citrus notes as a finish. Perfect for those special occasions or just because! We hope you enjoy it.

Price per bottle: $25.00
Price per bottle/case: $22.50

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Family Reserve Chardonnay, Yadkin Valley 2005

The 2005 Family Reserve Chardonnay is our inaugural vintage of this particular wine. Near perfect harvest conditions in 2005 allowed for longer hang time that, in turn, created lush and highly-concentrated flavors. Barrel fermentation and extended barrel contact in French oak created a rich, creamy texture, with notes of toasty vanilla and butter, which crescendo into a long, lingering, finish.

Price per bottle: $35.00
Price per bottle/case: $31.50

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