Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2021 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2021 750ml
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Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2021

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Category White Wine
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Origin California, Napa Valley, Carneros
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 14.9%
Shafer's single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavors. Fermentation takes place in oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts. The wine matures on the lees for 14 months in 75% new French oak barrels (Allier and Vosge) and 25% in stainless steel barrels. Since it undergoes no malolactic fermentation this Chardonnay retains a lively natural acidity. The vineyard is named for its Red-shouldered Hawks and other birds of prey, who play an important role in Shafer's natural farming practices. Robert Parker says this is "…one of the best non-malolactic, barrel-fermented Chardonnays in California."
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This robust, full-bodied white holds its weight and pedigree remarkably well, offering an intensely flavored, richly layered experience that seamlessly provides freshness along the way. Apple, cinnamon and nutmeg are complemented by toasted oak and lasting structure.

Jeb Dunnuck
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The 2021 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is another winner that has a slightly fresh, more vibrant style in its lemon and citrus fruits as well as honeyed minerality and spice. Medium-bodied, balanced, and elegant, it's going to put on weight with a year or two of bottle age and should keep through 2031.

February 16, 2023
Wine Spectator
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Impressive, this white starts off broad, with a generous mix of salted ripe melon, citrus and stone fruit flavors, but then focuses on a sleek, juicy core, revealing snappy acidity and crushed rock on the finish. Drink now. 6,000 cases made.

June 30, 2023
Wine Advocate
  • wa93

Always an impressive bottling, the 2021 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch was barrel fermented in a 75% new French oak and 25% stainless steel. Boasting fabulous aromas of lemon curd, apple, pear and pencil shavings, this non-malolactic Chardonnay is full-bodied, round and generous on the palate, then crisp and refreshing on the finish. If it's not as complex or rich as the very best Chardonnays California has to offer, it's not that far behind, and the pricing and availability (6000 cases produced) remain reasonable for a wine of this quality.

March 31, 2023
Vinous
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The 2021 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is brisk, fresh and finely cut, with plenty of citrus and floral character. Bright acids drive the profile in this vibrant, steely Red Shoulder Ranch. The 2021 was bottled with a bit less time in oak than normal to compensate for the lack of 2020, an approach that turned out quite well.

October 2022
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