2016 Shafer 'Red Shoulder Ranch' Chardonnay Carneros

$49.95
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NEW! From Shafer's prime vineyard site in Carneros, this wine is generously oaked (75% new French oak) but does not undergo malolactic fermentation, so it always has crisp acidity to go with its full body and tropical fruit. Wine Enthusiast called it “a perennially impressive wine, floral in a heady perfume of white roses. Fresh and fleshy, the expansive palate offers concentrated flavors of kiwi and pineapple...ending bright in juicy acidity.” Why not lay in a case of this superb Carneros Chardonnay?

Varietal:
Chardonnay
Winemaker:
Elias Fernandez
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
14 Months
Appellation:
Carneros
Vineyard:
Red Shoulder Ranch
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Chardonnay
Alcohol %:
15.0%
SKU #:
1WSHA16CH3REDSHOULDER
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Wine Enthusiast

This is a perennially impressive wine, floral in a heady perfume of white roses. Fresh and fleshy, the expansive palate offers concentrated flavors of kiwi and pineapple. The wine was largely fermented in oak, then aged just over a year in French oak (75% new). It holds the oak well, ending bright in juicy acidity.