Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay Napa 2018
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay Napa 2018 rl97
$94.99 price per bottle
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 within individ-
ual oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts. The wine matures on the lees for 14 months and 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 sustainable farming practices. No matter what time of year you open this wine, you’ll have a taste of summer in Napa Valley.
Lush aromatics fill the glass with white flowers, lemon zest, honeysuckle, clove, and flint. There
is a rich balance of liveliness and density in the mouth with abundant flavors of apricot, white
melon, grapefruit peel, ripe pineapple, and minerality, with a beautiful finish that goes on and
on. Shafer Vineyards is a 30,000-case family owned winery in Napa Valley’s Stags Leap District.
The Shafers own and farm 200 acres of estate vineyards, sources for Shafer’s Cabernet Sauvignon,
Chardonnay, Malbec, Merlot, Syrah, and Petite Sirah.