Thursday, February 01, 2007

Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee Red


Dom and I had a bottle of Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee Red Wine. Again, I'd recently bought it on my most recent trip to Ashville, North Carolina.

Founded in 1999, Shelton Vineyards is the largest family-owned estate winery in North Carolina. Located in the Yadkin Valley near Dobson and Mt. Airy, NC, Shelton Vineyards offers tours and tastings every day of the week.

Their proprietary Madison Lee Red Wine is named for the Shelton’s two grandfathers whose middle names were Madison and Lee. An uncomplicated red wine that is made to go with pizza, burgers, ribs, wings, or Bar B Q. Madison Lee Red is medium-bodied and very approachable. As promised the berry fruit comes through, as well as a hint of vanilla.

It is a blend of:
Merlot: 33%
Cabernet Sauvignon: 28.6%
Sangiovese: 22.1%
Cabernet Franc: 10.4%
Syrah: 3.3%
Petite Verdot: 2.6%

A very nice wine. We had it with meatloaf and mashed potatos, and a green salad with vinigrette. The boys enjoyed milk, again. It was a very nice drinking wine and very reasonably priced. I nice everyday wine to be shared with friends and family.

Congrats to Shelton Vineyards.