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2011 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
- Napa / Sonoma
Community Tasting Notes 43
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).
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.
wmccone54 wrote: (89 points)
December 11, 2015 - Similar to my winery tasting back in October 2013. I'm a big Shafer fan, but for the price, there are far better Chardonnays even in the mediocre 2011 vintage. Still slightly closed nose with flavors of vanilla, citrus, pear, and some spice. Average finish. Very good but not what I'm used to from Shafer.
winejnky wrote: (94 points)
October 3, 2015 - Pineapple, lemon, apricot fruit profile up front, with a wonderful balance, laser focused, cleansing minerality and acidity; light on its feet, but with a full, rich butterscotch finish. Yum!
toddmk Likes this wine: (92 points)
September 25, 2015 - Delicious and drinking very well right now.
Pro Reviews 2
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2013, IWC Issue #168 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
By Antonio Galloni
2010 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon: An Epic Vintage (Dec 2012) (link)
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- 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
- Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
- In Cellars 626 (53%)
- Consumed 550 (47%)