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2013 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Shafer 2013 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2013

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 6,700

KWG Score: 94.3 (based on 6 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (92)

Review date: September 28, 2015

Wine Review: The "Red Shoulder Ranch" Chardonnay from Shafer is very good again this vintage. It is light yellow colored and opens with a mild pear and light oak bouquet. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, smooth, elegant, and nicely coats the mouth. The flavor profile is a mild oak infused green apple with hints of light lemon. The finish is dry and its flavors drift away nicely. This Chard would pair well with a seafood casserole. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2013 fills your glass with citrus-flower aromas and flavors of apricot, red and green apple, honeysuckle, kiwi, pineapple, Meyer Lemon zest, and vanilla – a luscious, juicy basket of summer fruit held together with just the right touch of minerality and lively acidity.

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