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 Vintage1995 Label 10 of 31 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2011 vintage.)
TypeWhite
ProducerShafer (web)
VarietyChardonnay
Designationn/a
VineyardRed Shoulder Ranch
CountryUSA
RegionCalifornia
SubRegionNapa / Sonoma
AppellationCarneros

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 1997 and 2001 (based on 2 user opinions)
Wine Market Journal quarterly auction price: See Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch on the Wine Market Journal.

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 84 pts. and median of 84 pts. in 5 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by Mark on 4/8/2005 & rated 84 points: After nine years, this Red shoulder is now over the hill. Low fruit, a harsh and disjointed finish. Some butterscoth on the finish. (3143 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 10/29/2001: outstanding, light gold, great ripe fruit with melon, pear, flowers,
hints of caramel, full bodied, sweet ripe fruit, nicely balanced on
the low acid side, long smooth finish (1533 views)
 Tasted by dbg on 9/25/2001: outstanding, light gold, great ripe fruit with melon, pear, flowers,
hints of caramel, full bodied, sweet ripe fruit, nicely balanced on
the low acid side, long smooth finish (1551 views)
 Tasted by OneLastSyrah on 5/1/2000: 1995?- Awfully smoky, almost Greenberg turkey- oaky finish brings on some apple or apricot flavors. Smoke is overwhelming but interesting. (1495 views)

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Shafer

Producer website
John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon,
their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select,
is produced from selected blocks of the family's hillside vineyards and is 100% Cabernet Sauvignon. They also produce Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Merlot, One Point Five
(Cabernet Sauvignon) and Relentless (a Syrah/Petite Sirah blend), which was named #1 wine of the year by Wine Spectator's "Top 100" of 2012.

Chardonnay

Chardonnay on Appellation America

USA

WineAmerica (National Association of American Wineries) | Free the Grapes!

California

California Wines (Wine Institute of California)

California is one of the most diverse wine regions in the world, with almost 100 grape varieties grown in over 100 viticultural areas, including dozens of ­different microclimates and soil types, as well as a very individualistic set of ­winemakers, many with international experience, which adds to and deepens that diversity.

Carneros

Straddles the southern ends of Napa & Sonoma Counties.

 
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