Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2016

$54.99
$52.24

SKU 351

750ml

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The 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.

— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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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 SpectatorFeatures green pear and apple flavors, with pithy skin texture, making this a very nice effort that should benefit from short-term cellaring. Drink now through 2021. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.

James Laube, 2018