Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018 - The Grape Tray
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018
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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018

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750ml
$49.99

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Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%

"This 25th vintage of our Chardonnay offers abundant, exotic aromas and flavors of citrus blossom, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and honeydew melon all held together with seamless structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, clean acidity."

— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

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This robust, full-bodied white holds its weight and pedigree remarkably well, offering an intensely flavored, richly layered experience that seamlessly provides freshness along the way. Apple, cinnamon and nutmeg are complemented by toasted oak and lasting structure.

Virginie Boone, November 1, 2020
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The 2018 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch bursts from the glass with oak-laced apple pie, peach preserves and ripe pineapple scents plus hints of allspice, candied ginger and praline. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a gorgeous satiny texture and loads of stone fruit and tropical fruit layers, finishing on a lingering spicy note.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, November 5, 2020