Dakota Shy Wines

Firehouse Wine Cellars

Harvest Blend

Perfect white wine. Not to dry, not to sweet — 19 days ago

Charles Heidsieck

Brut Réserve Champagne Blend

Bigger style, not shy. Toast and baked apple. — 15 days ago

Douglas, Brent and 1 other liked this

Patrick Piuze

Montmains Chablis 1er Cru Chardonnay 2020

Holy Merde! Shy on the nose… light lemon yellow. But real complexity and astonishing balance. Classic brioche, lemon, ripe red apple, ripe juicy pear…touch reductive, but what a flavor ride… nice medium weight, long lingering finish.. classic, young match with crab, halibut, snapper…nice evidence for what Old World Chablis can bring to the party. — 6 hours ago

Eric, Rob and 2 others liked this

Les Vignobles de Vendeole

Cers-Volant Malepère White Blend 2021

Cers Volant Rosé ‘21
Fresh, herby, with shy red fruit, dried herbs, garrigue, green pepper.
Very nice structure, a touch of tannin, juicy acidity, savoury,herby,fresh, lively.
This has nice energy to it.
My type of rosé!
— 12 days ago

Brent liked this


Helena Dakota Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2017

Nose: raspberry, blackberry, cassis (?), dust. Subtle herbs, the kind you’d find in some kind of health food herbal tea for what ails you. A little leather.

Taste: absolutely delicious. Weighty, tastes as it smells, but bigger and juicier more red fruit than the nose - yet very balanced, with lots of mineral flavors besides. Not as complex as the very best I’ve had, but extremely tasty. A little more toasty coffee on the palate as you sip it. I may like this better than the Shafer I had recently. 94.

— 25 days ago

Dawn, LM and 12 others liked this


Extra-Brut Grand Blanc de Noirs Champagne Blend

A finessed, finely etched wine more about restrained elegance than power. Shy white fruit and brioche. Deeply acidic. Some found it stingy. — 11 days ago

Judy WagonfeldRoy Whitehead
with Judy and Roy
Severn, Andrew and 8 others liked this

Franz Keller

Spätburgunder 2016

With 6y of age this has nicely mellow and shows savoury, moist undergrowth, fresh mushrooms, shy dark fruit,
On the palate this is really polished & peaking. Light bodied, the tannins polished, juicy, perfectly integrated. Nice purity and precision. Great flow & good length. Wild strawberries, wet moss, a hint of cream. So food friendly, works amazingly week with Cantonese food.
Really good stuff!
— 10 hours ago

Prairie Berry Winery

Red Ass Rhubarb Red Blend

Quintessential to the history of South Dakota was homemade rhubarb wine! This is a great representation of what tartness can do to balance the sweetness inherent in some of the non-grape wines. Like the tart cherry wines of Michigan, this is iconic of South Dakota. Love it! — a month ago

Prairie Berry Winery

Gold Digger Pear Fruit Wine

Yummy semi-sweet wine. Aroma of pears. Very nice on a hot day! — a month ago

Walter Scott

X Saxa Vineyard Eola-Amity Hills Aligote 2020

Very light lemon yellow color. Tight and shy on first sniff….then high bright lemon/ lime and tart Granny Smith aromas. Crisp, mineral, unoaked, light in weight, a hint reductive initially; then opening up with zingy acidity that tiptoes across the palate. The wine opens beautifully as it warms and works well with yellowfin crudo and Chicken breast Romesco. The low ABV and lively acid make for a long, interesting finish. By far my best Aligote ever. — 3 days ago

Shay, David and 6 others liked this