SHAFER VINEYARDS RED SHOULDER RANCH NAPA VALLEY CHARDONNAY 2015
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Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Chardonnay.

"Nectar of the Napa Valley Chardonnay gods .. it drips with a lemon oil and yet unfolds with an amazing show of acidity. Maple on stone, biscuit on bone, it's a puzzle of lean and lush. "
96 Points Tasting Panel


"Bright yellow. Cool, almost Chablis-like aromas of lime, white pepper, nettles, mint and menthol, plus a savory whiff of chicken broth. Dense and intensely flavored, with superb acidity and penetrating minerality giving this wine an amazingly racy quality for its 14.8% alcohol. The long, rising finish features terrific lingering spice character. My favorite chardonnay to date from Shafer, this beauty offers a great combination of weight and intensity."
94 Points International Wine Cellar


"A huge Chardonnay, so full-bodied and rich, it's almost like a red wine, but that's the Red Shoulder personality. With flavors of buttercream, jammy tropical fruit, orange custard, vanilla, buttered toast and brown sugar, it would be over the top, except for vibrant acidity and a deep minerality."
93 Points Wine Enthusiast

''one of the best non-malolactic, barrel-fermented Chardonnays in California ''
' Robert M. Parker, Jr., The Wine Advocate

On 68 acres near the northern tip of San Francisco Bay, Shafer harvests fruit for this classic single vineyard wine.

The Red Shoulder Ranch vineyard in the Carneros region offers a long, consistently cool growing season, which is ideal for retaining acidity in Chardonnay fruit. To focus on varietal flavors, Shafer uses only wild yeast for fermentation and does not put the wine through malolactic fermentation.

Bottle Size: .750

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