Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

9.112 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Top Notes For
Shay A
9.2

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

Bonus wines. My first time having this from Shafer, and it’s very down the middle. Epitomizes Cali chard. It’s not overly oaked, but certainly kissed by some. A crowd pleaser. Little bit of marzipan, lemon bar pastries and honey butter.

Weekly Wednesday Wine Committee. Incredible hosting by Joe. 1 sparkler, 3 whites, 4 reds, 1 dessert wine, all tasted blind.

Bonus wines. My first time having this from Shafer, and it’s very down the middle. Epitomizes Cali chard. It’s not overly oaked, but certainly kissed by some. A crowd pleaser. Little bit of marzipan, lemon bar pastries and honey butter.

Mar 13th, 2019
Jordan Wardlaw

Big Chardonnay with plenty of toast. Loaded with tropical fruits, white flowers and caramel. Rounded, creamy texture that verges on oily. Excellent extraction, very aromatic and ripe. Not as lean as I expected. California Chardonnay lovers are in luck. I’m looking for more acidity, but this is always of a high quality.

Big Chardonnay with plenty of toast. Loaded with tropical fruits, white flowers and caramel. Rounded, creamy texture that verges on oily. Excellent extraction, very aromatic and ripe. Not as lean as I expected. California Chardonnay lovers are in luck. I’m looking for more acidity, but this is always of a high quality.

Mar 3rd, 2018
Vino Kaela

Bright vibrant yellow/gold color. The nose is fresh with pear and yellow apple, soft notes of toast. What’s really impressive is the texture. Rich and opulent but so well balanced with a satisfying amount of acidity to counter the riches. The finish is long and supple. Email me to find out the great pricing that I have for this CA icon. Kaela.Milller@jjbuckley.com

Bright vibrant yellow/gold color. The nose is fresh with pear and yellow apple, soft notes of toast. What’s really impressive is the texture. Rich and opulent but so well balanced with a satisfying amount of acidity to counter the riches. The finish is long and supple. Email me to find out the great pricing that I have for this CA icon. Kaela.Milller@jjbuckley.com

1 person found it helpfulApr 18th, 2018
Zach Barnes

Cougar juice +

Cougar juice +

Feb 9th, 2019
Michael Mallon

Big, round California chard. Tropical fruit, vanilla, toasted oak, butter. Enough acidity to balance the opulence. A good cocktail wine.

Big, round California chard. Tropical fruit, vanilla, toasted oak, butter. Enough acidity to balance the opulence. A good cocktail wine.

Feb 3rd, 2019
Wayne Stargardt

Wonderful. Sharp apricot with tones of pineapple, and creamy butter.

Wonderful. Sharp apricot with tones of pineapple, and creamy butter.

Dec 31st, 2018
Ben Murray

Not buttery but not light. Acidic, medium body.

Not buttery but not light. Acidic, medium body.

Dec 29th, 2018
Todd Timbrook

Todd had this 2 days ago

Todd had this 2 days ago

Apr 19th, 2019
Morgan Wallace

Morgan had this 14 days ago

Morgan had this 14 days ago

Apr 7th, 2019
Guy Fiore

Guy had this 5 months ago

Guy had this 5 months ago

Nov 15th, 2018