Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017 - The Grape Tray

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017

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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017
$52.99
$50.34

SKU 351

750ml

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The 2017 offers lush, luxurious aromas and flavors of melon, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple and flint all held together with effortless structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, Chablis-like acidity.

— Shafer Winemaker Elias Fernandez

Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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Jeb DunnuckWhile the reds get all the attention from this great estate, they also make a sensational Chardonnay. Their 2017 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch comes from the cooler Carneros region, located in the southern part of Napa Valley, and it offers a full-bodied, rich, powerful style that carries loads of white currant and peach fruits as well subtle floral and brioche notes. It's a classic Napa Valley Chardonnay that blends power and freshness.

January 31, 2020
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VinousThe 2017 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is soft, open-knit and pliant, with lovely pineapple, passion fruit and exotic floral character. Done in a pretty laid-back style, with blocked malolactic fermentation, the 2017 is a tasty wine to drink now and over the next handful of years. The 2017 is certainly pleasant, but not an especially adventurous wine.

Antonio Galloni, January 2020
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Wine EnthusiastA perennial powerhouse white, this delivers gorgeously constructed layers of rich pineapple, guava and mango, complemented by vanilla and baking spice from the oak. A steely midpalate shows bright acidity that lifts the concentration.

Virginie Boone, October 1, 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2017 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is a little closed to begin, revealing notions of warm apricots, apple tart and poached pears plus suggestions of pie crust, crystallized ginger and marzipan. Medium to full-bodied, the palate delivers a racy line cutting through the intense flavors, finishing long and creamy.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 31, 2019