2004 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch


  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa / Sonoma
  • > Carneros
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Community Tasting Notes 57

  • Paul Lin Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 30, 2014 - This wine took me a bit by surprise, not because I was expecting it to be bad but because I was not expecting it to be so good. Deep gold in color. Honeyed aromas of marigolds, candied lemon peel, ripe peach and nectarine, poached pears, and unsalted butter. Lithe and seamless on the palate, well balanced, with a refreshing lick of lime-accented acidity on the finish. I really couldn't have wished for a better showing for this wine.

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  • research1 Likes this wine: (90 points)

    June 18, 2013 - rich and still all there

  • dnjones wrote: (91 points)

    August 14, 2011 - Not as good as other vintages. The following is a commitee tasting note. Deep golden color. Nose of pear, melon, peach, grass and butter. On the palate hints of honeydew melon, pear, green apples, and lemon zest,really comes through at the end. Good acidity and does well with food. Had this with Sea bass, with a buttery balsmic reduction and it went really well. Medium to long finish, much better as this warms up in the glass. Drink chilled and you lose the complexity.

  • RR47 wrote: (91 points)

    July 10, 2010 - Similar to notes of 2009, but off a tad. Past its prime, but still appealing complexity. A nutty, mineral finish.

  • GZ3 wrote: (90 points)

    March 3, 2010 - PDG

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  • September 2007, Issue #17 (link)

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2004
  • 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 2 (0%)
  • In Cellars 235 (39%)
  • Consumed 358 (60%)

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