Yadkin Valley, North Carolina

Shelton Vineyards

Estate Bottled Cabernet Franc 2017

Almost perfect! LoireValley x NC = $18 best value ever! This is 6yrs old and absolutely stunning. Fresh cherry, herbs, and voluminous + black cherry slurpy finish! Zero flaws. Sure acid is in balance, never thought that would be a knock - so I will not let it affect my score. The mouth feel is summertime playful and food cleansing power?… had enough verve to cut through hanger steak on the grill :) — 7 months ago

Shelton Vineyards

Yadkin Valley Merlot 2017

ESF
9.1

This is a small town beauty pageant winner - rural North Carolina channeling the Right Bank... gorgeous brooding ripe almost stewed plum, blackberry & boysenberry mingled with dusty edges, spices, savory and a wild savage forestry-herbaceousness. Medium bodied w/firm tannins backbone - an absolute pleasure that absolutely over-delivers @ $17. .1 bump for locale & price point — 3 years ago

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Banner Elk Winery

High Country Rosé Steuben

Delightfully crisp, watermelon notes — 4 years ago

Shelton Vineyards

Bin 17 Unoaked Chardonnay 2020

Quite tart and smooth. Not as heavy as a usual Chardonnay, almost like it’s skipping (happy). Very lemony and bright. A hint of peppery spice at the end. Definitely not oaky. — 8 months ago

Junius Lindsay Vineyard

Reserve Syrah 2016

In our binary world- this is a feminine format. Pinot weight and body with East Coast fruit expression. Nice aromatics couple with punchy acidic flow. The type of plummy acid that make the mouthfeel “float” with a grace more impactful than the actual fruit. Compelling, especially with the right cuisine ;) 1 bottle remains - target 2026? 91 pt because it’s NC and relatively weighted — 3 years ago

Brandon Hills Vineyard

Yadkin Valley Barbera 2015

Nice earthy flavors with some tobacco and leather finishes with a bit of tannins. Really nice for a medium bodied red. — 4 years ago

Raffaldini Vineyards

Swan Creek Montepulciano 2016

Phenomenal execution of an Italian varietal - to Italian profile- in NorthCarolina! Mouthfeel/acid balance with sweet raspberry & purple plums producing the perfect dance partner for tomato/blush sauce! — 9 months ago

Junius Lindsay Vineyard

Second Leaf Viognier Roussanne 2017

A bit of rollercoaster ride…the aromatics throw you what looks like a fastball, however it’s a 2-seam splitter ;) still evaluating…. — 3 years ago

Jolo Vineyards

Crimson Creek Estate Grown Chambourcin

Nice NC wine... if you like Pinot Noir. Enjoyable. — 3 years ago

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Raffaldini Vineyards

Liguria Vermentino Pinot Grigio

While the acid edge has dull a bit, this was full of life/flavor: lime & white grapefruit with a honeydew viscous body. The ‘17 is a 92pt version, tho! — 5 years ago