2009 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa / Sonoma
  • > Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 52

  • artist777 wrote: (91 points)

    June 21, 2014 - See previous note.

  • artist777 wrote: (91 points)

    April 20, 2014 - Notes of apple and honey. Palate of melons and honeysuckle, still has nice acidity and good structure.

  • N.Bonaparte wrote: (90 points)

    November 2, 2013 - Not a balanced wine at the moment with a less than average finish. Heat detected. The best part of the wine shows about a 1/3 of the way through sip. Medium bodied. Below average value.

  • WineCellarTV Likes this wine: (94 points)

    August 23, 2013 - Golden- yellow in the glass. Vibrant and bright.
    Aromas of Ripe Stone and Tropical Fruits, with Peach, Apricot, Pineapple, Melon and little Citrus.
    Honey and hints of Lilac. Some spicy Soft Cheese. Mineral notes.
    Rich, but precise and filigree!
    Accurate, fresh Fruit flavors forward. Again, Peach, Pineapple and also little Banana.
    Beautiful Herbal Spiciness and dancing Acidity and Minerality.
    Finishes long, but cautious, with nice, crisp Fruit, Minerality, Acidity and little Pepperiness.
    Very elegant with a fresh and comforting mouthfeel!

    Great balance and proportions deliver a wine that is very intense and rich, but very filigree and precise, too. Great play of fruit, freshness and complexity.
    The relatively high alcohol percentage (14,9%) is not noticeable at all.
    Beautiful and, due to its fineness, a little better than the 2008. Cheers!
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  • mlawren1 wrote: (93 points)

    August 22, 2013 - Great wine. Pineapple and pear with a crisp core. Great with food.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2009
  • Type White
  • Producer Shafer
  • Varietal Chardonnay
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard Red Shoulder Ranch
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa / Sonoma
  • Appellation Carneros
  • UPC Code 013528100022

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 35 (2%)
  • In Cellars 679 (48%)
  • Consumed 688 (49%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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