Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017

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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2017

SKU 1312


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
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