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Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch 750ML 2014
Sku: IT-0029978
Product Rating
Critics Ratings:     (2)
Product Information
Country: United States
Region: California
Sub-Region: Carneros
Grape Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: Still wine
Inventory Location
Santa Clara/San Jose
San Francisco
 
Reg. $49.98

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Wine Spectator 93 points - Elegance and finesse define the pear, melon and honeysuckle flavors, which are lingering and persistent. The creamy texture features a touch of pithy citrus skin, adding to the nuance and complexity. Drink now through 2022.-J.L.  (Aug 24 2016)

Vinous 90 points - Energy and focus the two elements that stand out in Shafer’s 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch. Lemon peel, white pepper and floral notes are some of the signatures. The 2014 is shaping up to be another jewel of a wine from Shafer. 90-93 Points (Oct 2015)

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Wine maker notes
Shafer’s single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavors. Fermentation takes place within individual oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts. The wine matures on the lees for 14 months and since it undergoes no malolactic fermentation this Chardonnay retains a lively natural acidity. The vineyard is named for its Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey, who play an important role in Shafer’s natural farming practices.

Producer
Shafer Vineyards is a 30,000 case winery in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District managed by the father and son team of John and Doug Shafer. The Shafer family owns and farms 200 acres of vineyards, sources for Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Merlot, and Syrah.


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