|BevMax||USD 57.49 $49.99 750ml|
|ShopRite Wines and Liquors of Chester||USD 72.99 $49.99 750ml|
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2011
Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay is a single-vineyard wine produced from grapes grown in the Carneros appellation. Shafer's Red Shoulder Ranch vineyard is planted to five different Chardonnay clones selected for their small clusters, low yields and distinctive flavors. The wine is fermented using the yeasts that grow wild in Carneros, which adds an extra dimension of complexity. It is spared malolactic fermentation in order to retain abundant natural flavors and acidity. The wine remains in barrel for 15 months, with the lees stirred weekly by hand to create a rich, creamy texture.
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.
RiceSelect's fragrant Jasmati® is blended with eggs, milk and fall's favorite spices, cinnamon and nutmeg, to create a delicious rice pudding, which is layered on top of fluffy cream cheese and abuttery pecan crust. Pairs well with a bold, tawny port with flavors of dried fruits, nuts, and spices.
External Reviews for Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
We're pretty siked for the 2011 Carneros vintage - cooler temperatures meant lower alcohol level and higher acid than the most recent vintages. Shafer Chardonnay has notes of citrus, flowers, crushed rocks and mint wrap around the energetic, focused finish.
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 interesting to see where the wine goes over the coming years. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2017. -Antonio Galloni Robert Parkers Wine Advocate.
Food Pairings for Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay
Best Wine Deals
Chardonnay Top Lists
Moon Curser Afraid of the Dark (2010)Wishlisted
Neapolitan Christmas Dishes and Wine PairingsCommented
Red wine causing leg cramps??Replied
What have you bought lately?Replied
Whatcha drinking tonight?Replied
Melini Vigneti la Selvanella Chianti Classico Riserva (2010)Reviewed
Rombauer Chardonnay (2013)Wishlisted
Ojai Vineyard Santa Barbara County Syrah Presidio Vineyard (2008)Reviewed
Perrier Jouet Fleur de Champagne (2006)Wishlisted