Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2016

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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2016
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$54.14

SKU 35988

750ml

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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.

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Jeb DunnuckThe 2016 Chardonnay is a rich, voluptuous effort (despite not going through malolactic fermentation) that’s loaded with notions of white peach, white flowers, and brioche. With balancing acidity and terrific purity, it’s a quintessential Napa Valley Chardonnay that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.

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Wine EnthusiastThis 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.

Virginie Boone, July 1, 2018
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Wine AdvocateThe fruit is a little subdued on the 2016 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch, sporting cedar and toasty notions over delicate green mango, guava and beeswax scents. Full-bodied with a pleasantly oily texture, it has a lively line cutting through the tropical flavors and gives a toasty finish.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, January 31, 2019

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