Shafer-Red-Shoulder-Ranch-Chardonnay-2015

Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, 2015

This 2015 aged 14 months in 75% new French oak barrels (Allier, Vosges) and 25% in stainless steel barrels 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 natural farming practices. It delivers that rare combination of richness and structure that proves elusive for most. The flavors are layered and complex, showing tropical fruits and citrus, with an ever-so-subtle note of brioche and mandarin orange. Despite its heft, bright acidity keeps it all in balance."
Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D3708
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: USA
Region: California
Winery: Shafer
UPC: 013528100022
Item(s) Bottle
$68.95 $61.95
Case
$827.40 $743.40

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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D3708
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: USA
Region: California
Winery: Shafer
UPC: 013528100022
Description This 2015 aged 14 months in 75% new French oak barrels (Allier, Vosges) and 25% in stainless steel barrels 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 natural farming practices. It delivers that rare combination of richness and structure that proves elusive for most. The flavors are layered and complex, showing tropical fruits and citrus, with an ever-so-subtle note of brioche and mandarin orange. Despite its heft, bright acidity keeps it all in balance."