Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019 - The Grape Tray
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019
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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

  • jd94-96
  • v92-94
  • wa91-93

750ml
$49.99

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

“No matter what time of year you open this wine, you’ll have a taste of summer in Napa Valley. Lush aromatics fill the glass with white flowers, lemon zest, honeysuckle, clove, and flint. There is a rich balance of liveliness and density in the mouth with abundant flavors of apricot, white melon, grapefruit peel, ripe pineapple, and minerality, with a beautiful finish that goes on and on.”

— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd94-96

I've always loved the Chardonnay from this team, and their 2019 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch has that classic richer, full-bodied style while staying balanced and light on its feet. Buttered lemons, tangerines, green almond, and toasty notes all make an appearance, and it's incredibly textured, with nicely integrated acidity and one heck of a finish. This powerful Chardonnay is going to impress right out of the gate. Barrel Sample: 94-96

January 27, 2021
Vinous
  • v92-94

The 2019 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is a beautiful wine. Soft, creamy and layered in the glass, the 2019 possesses superb balance from the outset. Lees stirring brings out creaminess and resonance, yet the 2019 retains terrific energy to match its mid-weight personality. This is very nicely done.

Antonio Galloni, January 2021
Wine Advocate
  • wa91-93

The 2019 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch opens with opulent scents of pineapple upside-down cake, green mango and ripe apricots with hints of candied ginger, brioche, allspice and toasted almonds. The rich, creamy-textured palate is laden with tropical fruit and juicy peach flavors, supported by a racy backbone and finishes long and spicy. (Tasted as a barrel sample.)

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, March 18, 2021