Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017

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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017
$64.95

SKU 1312

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.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Region California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
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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
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Wine SpectatorSleek, spicy and well-structured, with fresh-cut green apple and lemon-lime flavors supported by crisp acidity. Rich and savory on the fresh finish. Drink now through 2023. 5,600 cases made.

Kim Marcus, November 30, 2019