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2008 Shelton Vineyrds Yadkin Valley Riesling (Dobson, NC) - Printable Version

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- wondersofwine - 12-14-2010 05:59 PM

This is perhaps the best NC wine I've tried so far (although that is not saying a lot.) 10.5% alcohol. Priced at $9.99 at the grocery store, reduced from $13.99. Synthetic cork. The back label gives a number scale for body and sweetness. This was scored 4 of 10 as light-bodied and 6 of 10 between medium dry and slightly sweet. Medium-gold color--quite a bit of color for a young Riesling. On the palate more green granny apple than pear or peach. It was a food-friendly light wine without layers or complexity. I liked it better the second night. I'm not sure if I was in a more receptive mood of if it improved with some aeration. Good pairing with stuffed chicken breast and broccoli with cheese sauce one night and with pork and shrimp egg rolls another night. I don't buy many wines around the $10 mark so would consider this good QPR.


- Innkeeper - 12-14-2010 10:53 PM

We've stopped at Shelton a couple of times on our trips South. Don't recall the Rielsing, but have enjoyed other wines from them. Nice place and nice people.