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2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
- Napa / Sonoma
Community Tasting Notes 28
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.
RockinCabs wrote: (89 points)
September 4, 2016 - Nose: Apple, sweet pear and floral notes. Big of malo noted with a buttery note. Palate: At first this is great but it grows a bit too unctuous and monolithic for me. Restrained at first but then sappy pineapple oak and lemon curd creep in. Finish: floral with oak/butter notes.
John McCabe wrote: (93 points)
August 20, 2016 - Rich, buttery but not over-the-top.
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.
Pro Reviews 2
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.
- 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
- Pending Delivery 7 (1%)
- In Cellars 785 (56%)
- Consumed 598 (43%)
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