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Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch, Chardonnay 2016


Carneros, Napa Valley, California

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Wine Enthusiast – 94 points
This is a perennially impressive wine, floral in a heady perfume of white roses. Fresh and fleshy, the expansive palate offers concentrated flavors of kiwi and pineapple. The wine was largely fermented in oak, then aged just over a year in French oak (75% new). It holds the oak well, ending bright in juicy acidity.

Jeb Dunnuck – 94 points
The 2016 Chardonnay is a rich, voluptuous effort (despite not going through malolactic fermentation) that’s loaded with notions of white peach, white flowers, and brioche. With balancing acidity and terrific purity, it’s a quintessential Napa Valley Chardonnay that’s ideal for drinking over the coming 4-5 years.

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Weight 3 lbs