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2012 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
- Napa / Sonoma
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 1 (0%)
- In Cellars 765 (53%)
- Consumed 678 (47%)
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