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2016 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Shafer 2016 Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2016

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: 6,200

KWG Score: 93.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (93)

Review date: September 14, 2018

Wine Review: This yellow colored Chardonnay from Shafer is impressive. It opens with a Meyer lemon and gentle oak bouquet with a hint of butterscotch. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, balanced and is pleasantly juicy. The flavor profile, like the nose, features tasty lemon and oak with notes of butterscotch. I also detected hints of pear. The finish is dry and its flavors are very nicely prolonged. I would pair this very nice Chard with herbed rainbow trout with a lemon butter sauce. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2016 offers alluring, energetic aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, kiwi, apricot, citrus zest, pineapple, and toasted almond – a dazzling, juicy bowl of exotic fruit held together with flinty structure, pleasing minerality, and refreshing acidity.

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