2010 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
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October 2, 2012 - Not my style of Chardonnay at all, as the new oak is overt and strong, but still, I can see how this can actually be called restrained in that it doesn't shout and come on strong, nor is it particularly buttery. The oak manifests in new wood notes, vanilla and oak spice, but while these attributes are unmistakable, the wine is still restrained, relative to how clumsy and overblown CA Chardonnay can be.
Client dinner at Il Corso with Joe B. and Nunzio.2 people found this helpful 1,884 views