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2015 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay "Red Shoulder Ranch"

2015 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2015

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Red Shoulder Ranch"

Wine Category: Chardonnay

Grape blend: 100% Chardonnay

Region: Carneros

State or country: CA

Price: $52

Cases produced: 6,700

KWG Score: 94.2 (based on 4 reviews)

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

Review date: October 2, 2017

Wine Review: This light yellow colored Chardonnay from Shafer is terrific. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, slightly acidic and nicely coats your mouth. The flavor profile is a very tasty lemon verbena and pear blend with notes of vanilla oak. I also detected hints of butterscotch mixed in as well. The finish is dry and lingers nicely. I would pair this with baked halibut stuffed with crab meat. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2015 vintage endowed this Chardonnay with a profusion of exotic, fresh aromas and flavors – honeydew melon, pineapple, plantains, honey, creme brulee, and mandarin peel – all made more enticing with bright acidity and a long, rich finish.

Organic status: not organic

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