Shafer chardonnay

Chardonnay, Red Shoulder Ranch 2015

Shafer Vineyards

“The 2015 vintage endowed this Chardonnay with a profusion of exotic, fresh aromas and flavors – honeydew melon, pineapple, plantains, honey, crème brulee, and mandarin peel – all made more enticing with bright acidity and a long, rich finish.” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Carneros
Vineyard designation:
Red Shoulder Ranch Vineyard
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
White
Grape:
100% Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
75% new French oak barrels and 25% in stainless steel barrels (14 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
None
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.9
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
6700

Reviews

  • "94 points. Always impressive in its grasp of power and grace, this white is memorable from start to finish, beginning with a dark golden-hay color that dazzles in the glass. A strong floral component of jasmine invites on the nose, while sparkling acidity maintains a freshness amidst the integrated oak and delicious flavors of honeyed pear and crème brûlée." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "93 points. Highly Recommended. Rich and spicy, featuring an elegant mix of baked apple, honeydew melon, pear and light minerally notes. Ends full and persistent, with a long, layered aftertaste. Drink now through 2021. 6,700 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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