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2009 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
- Napa / Sonoma
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.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
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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- 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
- Pending Delivery 35 (2%)
- In Cellars 602 (40%)
- Consumed 862 (58%)
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