Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2013

$52.99

SKU 10642

750ml

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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.
Category White Wine
Varietal
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Appellation Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
  • wa94

Wine AdvocateThe 2013 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch looks like one of their all-time greats, and to date they've all been very impressive wines. The crisp tangerine, honeyed citrus, pear and white peach notes are prominent in this beautifully fruited medium to full-bodied Chardonnay that shows additional orange marmalade notes in the mouth. It's textured, crisp acid, from having not gone though malolactic, gives it focus and zest, and the overall impression is one of brilliant richness subtly touched by smoke, but letting the fruit dominate.

Robert Parker, October 2014
  • ws91

Wine SpectatorA vibrant, juicy style built to age, this teems with tight grapefruit, lemon and lime-laced citrus flavors, offering a refreshingly clean and precise core of green apple and nectarine notes. Shows no sign of malolactic fermentation, keeping this fresh and lively. Drink now. 6,700 cases made.

James Laube, May 31, 2016