Shafer Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2011
From a modest beginning of 1,000 cases in 1978, the winery has grown steadily until reaching its present size of 32,000 cases of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Chardonnay, Sangiovese and Syrah. Today Shafer wines are available in major markets nationwide and in many foreign markets.
Very clear pale yellow color.Fairly big nose--stone fruit, vanilla. A bit more fruit than I like to taste on the tip of the tongue--apple or apricot--gives an initial blast of "sweetness." Pretty good acid. Also, that vanilla that I detected on the nose does not show up on the palate. US$47.99 at Wine Club in Santa Ana.
Apple, melon on the nose... Light oakiness great acidity
External Reviews for Shafer Chardonnay Napa Valley Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch
The 2011 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch has a similar aromatic and flavor profile as the 2010 with more textural richness and oiliness because of the presence of botrytis in this vintage. I have to say, the 2011 is highly intriguing. It will be intere... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2011 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch 750ml