Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2014

$39.95

...The wine has loads of tangerine oil, citrus blossom, a hint of apples and orange marmalade. The oak is subtle, the wine medium to full-bodied, pure and rich... I shared two bottles with some friends of mine at the casual Market restaurant in St. Helena, and it was a huge hit. Robert Parker

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Sipping Fine Wine Delectable Pro

Tasted ‘13 & ‘14 together. Wine bears the vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Bright yellow with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. On the palate sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and toasty oak. Consistent. Outstanding!

Tasted ‘13 & ‘14 together. Wine bears the vineyard named to honor the Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey that play a vital role in sustainable farming practices. Bright yellow with aromas of tropical fruits and sweet floral scents. Aged for 14 months, 75% in new French oak and 25% in stainless. On the palate sweet melon, pineapple and peach flavors and citrus notes, subtle yet complex and well balanced. Lingering finish, savory, ending with mineral tones and toasty oak. Consistent. Outstanding!

9.3

Aaron Means Delectable Pro

Good in that oaky way!

Good in that oaky way!

9.0

Mike R Delectable Pro

What a great afternoon Tune up for the WNH in November Love you guys Thanks @David L

What a great afternoon Tune up for the WNH in November Love you guys Thanks @David L

9.2

David L Delectable Pro

Haven't had this in years. I always remember this being so over-the-top. Not this 2014. When you need a California Chardonnay on the fly. -at Nick's Fishmarket, Maui

Haven't had this in years. I always remember this being so over-the-top. Not this 2014. When you need a California Chardonnay on the fly. -at Nick's Fishmarket, Maui

9.3

Bob Bryden Delectable Pro

Founder The Lake Sommelier, LLC, Author Wine Talk

Wow! One of smoothest California Chards with silky, luscious mouthfeel and a bouquet of aromas that are balanced as well as electric and oh so satisfying. A truly stunning wine.

Wow! One of smoothest California Chards with silky, luscious mouthfeel and a bouquet of aromas that are balanced as well as electric and oh so satisfying. A truly stunning wine.

9.4

K L

Very enjoyable. Not sure it’s any better than the lynmar we drink. Definitely all the notes we enjoy though.

Very enjoyable. Not sure it’s any better than the lynmar we drink. Definitely all the notes we enjoy though.

9.2

Charlie Tapp

Butter and tropical fruit.

Butter and tropical fruit.

9.0

Julian Gross

Really nice Chard, a little breathing time does it well but it’s great right out of the bottle

Really nice Chard, a little breathing time does it well but it’s great right out of the bottle

9.1

Jordi Pazo

Vila. Tast Grans Blancs a Cegues. 85,60 30.10.18

Vila. Tast Grans Blancs a Cegues. 85,60 30.10.18

9.0

Jason McLaren

Oaky

Oaky

9.3

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