Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch 2006
2006 Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Rich and creamy, both in flavor and texture, bold and extracted, with fleshy fig, apricot and light nutmeg shadings. Yet for all its power it offers a sense of elegance and balance. Drink now through 2011.J.L. March 12, 2008The 2006 chardonnay (25% aged in steel barrels and the balance in wood) is an even larger cuvee of 6,300 cases. Medium to full-bodied with notes of honeyed pineapple, nectarine, and some spice, the wine exhibits good acidity, purity, and plenty of length. Drink it over the next several years. One of Napas most prominent and respected wineries, Shafer is a poster boy for remarkable and consistent quality across the board. All of this is the work of the brilliant father and son team of John and Doug Shafer as well as their long-term winemaker and vineyard manager, Elias Fernandez. With over 200-plus acres of estate holdings, and 55 surrounding their winery in Stags Leap, this is a winery that never seems to disappoint. Wine Advocate # 174Dec 2007 This is a California Wine
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.
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The 2006 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch (25% aged in steel barrels and the balance in wood) is an even larger cuvee of 6,300 cases. Medium to full-bodied with notes of honeyed pineapple, nectarine, and some spice, the wine exhibits good acidity, purit... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Chardonnay wine from California in USA. 2006 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch 750ml