Shafer Vineyards

Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

9.37 ratings
9.33 pro ratings
Carneros, North Coast, California, USA
Chardonnay
Duck, Shellfish, Goose, Mushrooms, Manchego & Parmesan, Game, Pork, Squash & Root Vegetables, Chicken, Turkey, Cheddar & Gruyere, Meaty & Oily Fish, White Fish, Shellfish, Crab & Lobster, Cream Sauces
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Found another ‘19. Lemon gold color with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus, sweet floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, apricot and notes of honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and butter biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced, big and full Chardonnay. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! While I usually do not decant whites, this one will benefit to breathe a bit!

Found another ‘19. Lemon gold color with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus, sweet floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, apricot and notes of honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and butter biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced, big and full Chardonnay. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! While I usually do not decant whites, this one will benefit to breathe a bit!

Apr 12th, 2022
Sipping Fine Wine

Lemon gold with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus, sweet floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, apricot and notes of honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and butter biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced, big and full Chardonnay. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! While I usually do not decant whites, this one will benefit to breathe a bit!

Lemon gold with aromas of stone and tropical fruits with citrus, sweet floral and complex spice. On the palate flavors of ripe melon, pineapple, apricot and notes of honeysuckle with hints of lemon zest and butter biscuit notes, delicate, complex and well balanced, big and full Chardonnay. Long finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and nutty toasty character. Will age well. Outstanding! While I usually do not decant whites, this one will benefit to breathe a bit!

Oct 2nd, 2021
Peter Sultan

A generous soul brought this to our college reunion/ get together BBQ-never a big fan of Cali Chard flavors (guava, pineapple, etc), I was won over by its tautness, silky mouthfeel, & fruit intensity.

A generous soul brought this to our college reunion/ get together BBQ-never a big fan of Cali Chard flavors (guava, pineapple, etc), I was won over by its tautness, silky mouthfeel, & fruit intensity.

Jun 13th, 2021
Jule Mammoser

Oaky buttery vanilla. I’m into the cliche

Oaky buttery vanilla. I’m into the cliche

Jul 17th, 2022
Deb Schutte

Deb had this a month ago

Deb had this a month ago

Jul 22nd, 2022
Rich Friedland

Rich had this 6 months ago

Rich had this 6 months ago

Feb 6th, 2022
KA
9.2

KA had this 10 months ago

KA had this 10 months ago

Oct 27th, 2021