29 September, 2010
Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee Red WinePosted in : Bordeaux - Red, Red Wine on by : The Gourmez
Shelton Vineyards Madison Lee Red Wine
I like Shelton Vineyard’s pinwheel logo—it has a bit of renaissance flair to it. This is the first time the filter on my wine aerator has come in handy; there’s a lot of silt in the bottle. It smells of Dove dark chocolate (you know, that somehow still creamy dark chocolate), vanilla, and strawberries.
It tastes much better than I expected, and feels smooth and velvety. Rhubarb and dried strawberries with nutmeg come to mind. Chocolate lingers in the aftertaste. It’s a tad sweet, but not enough to declare it a wannabe dessert wine. Light tannins, simple to drink. I think it would be very refreshing as a summer wine. Alas, the summer has finally passed (fingers crossed).
Other Bloggers’ Thoughts
This easy drinking red table wine named for the Shelton brothers’ two grandfathers, is a Bordeaux style blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Merlot and 10% Cabernet Franc. We often suggest this wine to our friends who aren’t sure if they like red wine. It is medium-bodied, rich deep red in color. It has aromas of ripe red fruits and flavors of berries, vanilla and a hint of spice.
Madison Lee Red is medium-bodied and very approachable. As promised the berry fruit comes through, as well as a hint of vanilla.