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Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2014 Wine Review

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2014

Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2014

Napa Valley, Carneros, California, United States

Community Score:94/100

Community Reviews: 2

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Price: $94.95

Drink: 2016-2022

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 14.9%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: White Wine


Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Agent: Roger Company Wines

Natalie's Score: 94/100

Gorgeous concentration in this Californian Chardonnay, but not heavy. Toasted almond and fresh white peach aromas. Pair with roast turkey. Perfect gift wine.

Chardonnay food pairings: crab cakes, Cornish hen, pan-fried cod with lemon butter sauce,.

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This Shafer Vineyards Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2014 was reviewed on November 26, 2016 by Natalie MacLean

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A remarkable Californian Chardonnay from Shafer's 2014 Red Shoulder Ranch. Since the 1980s, Shafer has cultivated Chardonnay in Napa Valley's cool climate region of Carneros within sight of the northernmost reach of the San Francisco Bay. The winemaker teamed up with the red-shouldered hawks and other birds of prey for the mission of sustainable gopher pest control in the vineyard. - Community Wine Reviews
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