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2006 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Shafer 2006 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2006

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $47

Cases produced: 6,500

KWG Score: 94.4 (based on 7 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (97.99-94)

Review date: August 20, 2008

Wine Review: If you are looking for a special, special occasion wine, I found one for you. This buttercup yellow colored wine opens with a light lemon and ripe pineapple like bouquet. On the palate, this full bodied wine is smooth, creamy nicely balanced, with delicious lemon like flavors with a hint of minerality. The finish is dry and lingers for some time. This elegant wine is a perfect Chard for food. It would pair perfectly with a seafood casserole, baked stuffed shrimp, or lobster. This is a wine to brag about and you will desire a second glass while you still have your first. This wine made our time a Siro's in Saratoga as special evening. I’m sure it will do the same for you. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: "This is a wine that offers layers of flamboyant flavors on an initial taste while more delicate layers emerge as the wine develops in the glass – aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, Fuji apple, apricot, and exotic flavors of the tropics. The underlying acidity is integrated with warm, toasty oak, and the whole package is tied up with a long, mouth-pleasing finish." — ELIAS FERNANDEZ

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