Shafer chardonnay

Chardonnay, Red Shoulder Ranch 2016

Shafer Vineyards

β€œThe 2016 offers alluring, energetic aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, kiwi, apricot, citrus zest, pineapple, and toasted almond – a dazzling, juicy bowl of exotic fruit held together with flinty structure, pleasing minerality, and refreshing acidity.” β€” Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Appellation/ava:
Carneros AVA
Vineyard designation:
Red Shoulder Ranch
Vintage:
2016
Wine type:
White
Grape:
100% Chardonnay
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
75% new French oak barrels, 25% stainless steel (14 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
No
Viticulture:
Organic
Estate:
Yes
Alcohol percentage:
14.9
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
6400

Reviews

  • "94 points. This is a perennially impressive wine, floral in a heady perfume of white roses. Fresh and fleshy, the expansive palate offers concentrated flavors of kiwi and pineapple. The wine was largely fermented in oak, then aged just over a year in French oak (75% new). It holds the oak well, ending bright in juicy acidity." (Wine Enthusiast)

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