White

2010 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 43

  • galewskj wrote: (90 points)

    August 21, 2016 - Fast Times at the Frey's: The nose is better than the palate, but the palate does improve with 30 minutes in glass. Tropical fruit, mango, bubble gum. The palate is rather flabby.

  • rocknroller wrote: (91 points)

    August 20, 2016 - Fast Times at the Frey's: Lioght medium gold color. Drank a 2.5oz pour over 40 minutes. Drank this side by side with a '08 Kistler Durell. I've had this wine enough times now that I should be able to identify it in my sleep. The nose is tropical, though not overly so, oak and spice. The palate is tropical too, pineapple, melon, round, and some sharpness to the oak on the finish at time. I thought this was a tad flabby in the mid palate, though later I didn't notice it as much.

  • rocknroller wrote: (91 points)

    June 18, 2016 - Gary's Big Wine Thingee (Gary's Place, Hudson, WI): Another good bottle of this wine. Ripe with tropical fruits, pear, melon, guava, a touch smoky, medium full bodied, oak, medium plus finish. 91+pts.

  • rocknroller wrote: (91 points)

    April 8, 2016 - BYOB Night at Foreign Legion (Foreign Legion, Mpls, MN): Light gold color. Drank 1 glass over 40 minutes. This was good as usual, big and buttery, stone fruits, brisk minerality, a little floral, lighter oak, holding up well. Great with the creamy lobster bisque. 91+pts.

  • williamswhine Likes this wine: (92 points)

    March 5, 2016 - Light yellow-green hue. Citrus, lemon, tropical nose. Nice easy drinking with or without food. Butterscotch aftertaste. Yummy wine that is drinking great right now.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • 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

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  • In Cellars 572 (48%)
  • Consumed 626 (52%)

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