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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

A$149.00

Availability
In stock
Volume
750ml
Maker
Shafer
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Varieties
Region/Country
Napa Valley, United States
Rating
96 points

Vintages

2019

Description

Shafer’s single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavours. Fermentation takes place within individual oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts. The wine matures on the lees for 14 months and since it undergoes no malolactic fermentation this Chardonnay retains a lively natural acidity. The vineyard is named for its Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey, who play an important role in Shafer’s sustainable farming practices.

Rating

Score
96 points
Reviewer
Jeb Dunnuck
Review

I've always loved the Chardonnay from this team, and their 2019 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch has that classic richer, full-bodied style while staying balanced and light on its feet. Buttered lemons, tangerines, green almonds, and toasty notes all make an appearance, and it's incredibly textured, with nicely integrated acidity and one heck of a finish. This powerful Chardonnay is going to impress right out of the gate.

Specifications

Serving Temp.
8-11 °C
Alcohol
14.5%

Tasting Profile

Nose
Fills the glass with radiant, elegant aromas and flavours of melon, honeysuckle, apricot, pineapple, and flint all held together with a lithe structure, pitch-perfect balance, and energy that comes from pure, elegant acidity.

Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019

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