Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

9.227 ratings
9.17 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding!

Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding!

Apr 28th, 2019
Sipping Fine Wine

Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding!

Wine bears vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks & other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Golden with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. A rich Chard, the palate shows sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and creamy toasty oak. Outstanding!

Mar 3rd, 2019
Beau Carson

If I had to drink a wine with this much oak, I would not choose this.

If I had to drink a wine with this much oak, I would not choose this.

Apr 9th, 2018
Donald Patz

Owner/Winemaker Patz & Hall

9.1

Part of the fun of wine are the different styles. It's very pretty, stylish with with richness offset perfectly by fresh acidity.

Part of the fun of wine are the different styles. It's very pretty, stylish with with richness offset perfectly by fresh acidity.

Jun 5th, 2017
Jeff Ball

Buttery texture, lemon and herbs. A better choice than the Rombauer Chardonnay.

Buttery texture, lemon and herbs. A better choice than the Rombauer Chardonnay.

Oct 22nd, 2019
John Clutterbuck

$138; really great

$138; really great

Oct 13th, 2018
T.Sean McKean

Complex but mild oak. Excellent Chardonnay

Complex but mild oak. Excellent Chardonnay

Feb 15th, 2018
Michael Djerf

Amazing. Rich tropical fruits. Subtle hints of herb, thyme. Lemon/thyme/banana. Herbaceous.

Amazing. Rich tropical fruits. Subtle hints of herb, thyme. Lemon/thyme/banana. Herbaceous.

Jan 20th, 2018
Kyle Byram

Always a favorite

Always a favorite

Aug 13th, 2017
Blake Conklin

Cellar Hand Relic Winery

9.5

Blake had this 2 years ago

Blake had this 2 years ago

Aug 25th, 2017