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2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
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Community Tasting Notes 9
November 2, 2014 - Surprisingly good, they've really toned this down and though it still has a degree of creamy-ness, it's really very pure and long.
mdmcgonigal wrote: (90 points)
October 27, 2014 - Winery tasting. Green apple nose. More apple flavors with a bit of honeydew. Mild oak, with a creamy mouth feel.
MPAN wrote: (89 points)
September 23, 2014 - Very light yellow; powerful, rich and sharp nose; young, feisty, powerful, strong; a bit too overwhelming and few nuances; young power
June 18, 2014 - Nice light clear yellow. Lifted aromas. A little softer than many (malolactic? less oak), but still a little hot. Likely to complement the right meal--game birds or pasta with rabbit ragu come to mind.
jeffreylubowski Likes this wine: (89 points)
May 31, 2014 - Agree with kmforster below. I love shafer and I like the no ML but the alcohol is high and the RS is way too high. I liked the 2011 way better. The 2012 has nice body but the sweetness overwhelms. Serve very cold to avoid. Still a better chard than 99% of CA chards.
Pro Reviews 1
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2012
- 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 10 (1%)
- In Cellars 721 (83%)
- Consumed 134 (15%)