White

2009 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 61

  • tfesmgk Likes this wine: (93 points)

    January 29, 2016 - My favorite chardonnay, big and bold

  • Goldstone Likes this wine: (92 points)

    January 25, 2016 - San Francisco Wine & Food Society Dinner - Burgundy Grapes on a Sea Voyage (Waterbar, 399 Embarcadero, San Francisco): Light lemon gold colour. Nose is subtle...white pear and white pear. Palate is much weightier than the nose would suggest but has a beautiful balance between ripe canteloupe melon, slight vanilla from the oak, fresh hazelnuts ending with a beautiful distinctive flinty minerality. No malo here, which keeps it on its toes. Head filling and resonant. Beautifully made. I loved this.

  • joet626 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    December 31, 2015 - Very buttery, which is not really my preferred style. Was a good match with my monkfish entrée.

  • thejerk wrote:

    October 1, 2015 - Drank my cougarjuice on the rooftop under the bloodmoon. Poured at 55F and enjoyed with Cambazola, which was not a terrible pairing at all. This was not as overwhelmingly oaked as I expected. It actually had pretty decent balance, but yeah, definitely more unctious than I prefer. Still, this bottle was fairly forgettable and did not wow, even if the voodoo evening was far from forgettable.

  • pgm Likes this wine: (91 points)

    August 15, 2015 - No detailed notes taken, but consistent with prior notes, and it's retaining a highly enjoyable balance. Still time left, but I prefer these younger.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011) (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156 (link)

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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 612 (41%)
  • Consumed 847 (57%)

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