White

2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 31

  • Brown11 Likes this wine: (94 points)

    February 12, 2017 - Directly after opening raspberry-like Ahoi fizzy (Brause). Luckily it flies away after a few minutes. It impresses strong yellow with green reflections. A buttery, typical Chardonnay nose is on the best side. On the palate it is buttery-creamy, with vanilla in perfectly integrated wood, also brioche and tobacco. Overall, a great drinking pleasure, which shows Napa at the best.

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

    January 24, 2017 - Lovely if straightforward well crafted California chardonnay. Peach, citrus, and minerals. Medium bodied with some interesting expressive notes. Nice nose and medium finish.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • markcic Likes this wine: (91 points)

    October 29, 2016 - A nice easy drinking chardonnay with peaches, pears, plucots and mild oak on the palate. We drank 2 bottles at my Halloween dinner paired with the seared scallops in a tarragon sauce.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • Nolch Likes this wine: (95 points)

    September 18, 2016 - A blend. Not pure chard, but the notes are more complex this way and it is balanced.

  • Nolch wrote: (93 points)

    September 18, 2016 - Very complex and balanced. Would drink now to perhaps 2018.

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley: 2012 and 2013 (Dec 2014), 10/1/2014 (link)

    (Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Napa Valley, Carneros) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2014, IWC 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 Codes 013528100022, 013528100060, 013528733022

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 1 (0%)
  • In Cellars 756 (52%)
  • Consumed 689 (48%)

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Tuna.

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