White

2011 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 46

  • winejnky Likes this wine: (93 points)

    July 3, 2016 - A go to bottle year after year, this is a well-balanced Chardonnay with a wonderful lemon-lime and tropical fruit profile, but balanced with good acidity and the eight punt of oak to complement the fruit flavors and bring it all together. Great pairing on the 4th with corn and lobster.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • rmcnees wrote: (90 points)

    June 5, 2016 - Straw colored, medium bodied, subtle lemon and citrus accented by tones of apple and pear with nice, well balanced crisp acidity and a clean structured lingering finish.

    http://unwindwine.blogspot.com/2016/06/backus-sassicaia-dead-arm-highlight.html

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • martcouz wrote: (91 points)

    May 9, 2016 - Didn't come out as strongly as I was expecting, but still a nice drink !

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Mad Dog Mikey Likes this wine:

    March 20, 2016 - Youthful near transparent color, butterscotch, tropical fruit, crowd pleaser, perhaps slightly sugary for my taste, and a bit more structure and acidity wouldn't have hurt. It helps to keep the wine cold after opening (in the glass for a long time, with dropping temperature accentuated the sweetness of the wine).

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  • Racer117 wrote: (90 points)

    February 13, 2016 - Very weighty but by no means over-oaked. Moderately prominent nose of mixed fruit (citrus and pear being dominate), similar flavors along with vanilla, minerality, and a very pleasant and interesting unsweetened butterscotch note as well.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2011
  • 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 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 612 (52%)
  • Consumed 575 (48%)

Food Pairing

chicken, Födelsedagsfirande i Hökviken, Fräscht vin, magiskt gott!

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