White

2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa / Sonoma
  • Carneros
Drink between 2014 - 2017 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 24

  • jkvedar Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 19, 2016 - Summer wine paired with grilled swordfish. Flowers, vanilla, peach and pear on the nose. Good acidity on the palate. Tropical fruits. Pleasant finish.

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

    April 3, 2016 - Nice Chard, buttery, mild oak, w/excellent nose.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • christophee Likes this wine: (92 points)

    November 1, 2015 - Straw yellow with medium viscosity in the glass. Nose of butter, lemon oil, pineapple, tangerine, flowers, apple and melon rind. Med-full body with delightfully balanced butter, vanilla, citrus, toffee, melon and slate on the palate. Persistent with present acidity. Long finish. Exceptional quality delivers good QPR.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • mactheknife Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 8, 2015 - Excellent chardonnay; light touch of oak. Great acidic balance with tropical fruit notes. Crisp, with a hint of stones. More burgundian in style than California.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • SMHalps Likes this wine: (92 points)

    September 1, 2015 - Shafer Dinner - 4 bottles for 6 people. Nice Chard, despite the oak, it was well balanced.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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)

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

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 7 (1%)
  • In Cellars 798 (58%)
  • Consumed 565 (41%)

Food Pairing

Tuna.

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