White

2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa / Sonoma
  • > Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 11

  • Philippe_C wrote: (90 points)

    December 29, 2014 - Very light nose, reen apple... very nice acidity combined with yellow apple, average lenght

  • djlevin Likes this wine: (91 points)

    December 1, 2014 - Shafer Vineyards Wine Tasting and Visit (Napa Valley, CA): Lots of citrus on the nose with citrus AND tropical fruit flavors in front. The tropical fruit character was a nice change from other Napa Chardonnays. The lack of malolactic fermentation adds to the perception of very high acidity, which is a nice counter-point to the creamy mouth-feel. Very Old World winemaking here - lots of new French Oak and a full 14 months on the lees. A very nice Chardonnay.

  • yofog wrote:

    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

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, Issue #174 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • 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

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 13 (1%)
  • In Cellars 768 (80%)
  • Consumed 175 (18%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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