2017 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Year: 2017
Appellation: Stag's Leap District, Napa Valley
Country: USA - California
Vinous Media: 91-93
Wine Enthusiast: 92
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.9%
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"The 2017 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is a very beautiful wine. The warm vintage produced a Chardonnay that is a bit richer and more generous than has become the norm here in recent years, but the style of the wine is unchanged in its citrus and floral driven profile." (VM)

"A perennial powerhouse white, this delivers gorgeously constructed layers of rich pineapple, guava and mango, complemented by vanilla and baking spice from the oak. A steely midpalate shows bright acidity that lifts the concentration." (WE)

Winery Notes:
Year after year the Chardonnay from our beautiful Carneros vineyard offers plush, exotic, zesty aromas and flavors.

“The 2017 offers lush, luxurious aromas and flavors of melon, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple and flint all held together with effortless structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, Chablis-like acidity.” -Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

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