White

2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Chardonnay

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa / Sonoma
  • > Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 9

  • 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

  • Anonymous wrote:

    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.

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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 26 (3%)
  • In Cellars 617 (82%)
  • Consumed 112 (15%)

Food Pairing

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Who Likes This Wine

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