Similar to my winery tasting back in October 2013. I'm a big Shafer fan, but for the price, there are far better Chardonnays even in the mediocre 2011 vintage. Still slightly closed nose with flavors of vanilla, citrus, pear, and some spice. Average finish. Very good but not what I'm used to from Shafer.
How can you not like this. The oak is under control. Substantial weight with wonderful citrus, apple and spice flavors continuing through a very long and delightful finish. This is the type of chard that first sparked my interest in fine wine, although with the oak in better balance.
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