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2005 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch
- Napa / Sonoma
Community Tasting Notes 39
Bordeaux_Jon Likes this wine: (92 points)
August 15, 2015 - A lot of butter and some oak on the nose. The palate is more fruity, apples I think, with a buttered popcorn finish. It's a pretty reasonable wine but I was hoping for more fruit. I'd say it's time to drink this wine but I don't expect it to fall off a cliff.
Tarpon222 wrote: (91 points)
November 23, 2014 - Smooth, integrated, almost too Calif. Chardonnay like. Drank alongside a 2009. While there were clear differences, h09 reminds me of a lively, tart, acidic, bright Red Shoulder which is what I have always liked. The mature "05 was very good but lacking that zest.
woofy Likes this wine: (92 points)
July 2, 2014 - This wine went down fast with sushi. We loved it.
peternelson wrote: (89 points)
March 3, 2013 - Blind Food and Wine Pairing Dinner: (Peter & Sandra's): Blind dinner Anita: Darker gold; creamy, melon, roasted nuts, vanilla, somewhat over extracted and oaky, but beautiful weighty mouthfeel. Too much for the more minimalist apple/bacon salad.
Brian1970 wrote: (91 points)
December 5, 2011 - Brassy at first, but after about an hour, developed into a really well integrated, complex Chardonnay that even wowed a non-Chardonnay drinker in our group.
Pro Reviews 1
By Stephen Tanzer
May/June 2007, IWC Issue #132 (link)
(Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
- Vintage 2005
- 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
- Pending Delivery 9 (1%)
- In Cellars 287 (30%)
- Consumed 654 (69%)