Shafer-Red-Shoulder-Ranch-Chardonnay-2016

Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, 2016

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 individual
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.

“The 2016 offers alluring, energetic aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, kiwi, apricot, citrus zest,
pineapple, and toasted almond – a dazzling, juicy bowl of exotic fruit held together with flinty
structure, pleasing minerality, and refreshing acidity.”
- Notes from the Producer

Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D4880
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: USA
Region: California
Winery: Shafer
UPC: 013528100022
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$827.40 $743.40
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Size: F - 750 ml
Bin: D4880
Varietal: Chardonnay
Type: White
Country: USA
Region: California
Winery: Shafer
UPC: 013528100022

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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 individual
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.

“The 2016 offers alluring, energetic aromas and flavors of honeysuckle, kiwi, apricot, citrus zest,
pineapple, and toasted almond – a dazzling, juicy bowl of exotic fruit held together with flinty
structure, pleasing minerality, and refreshing acidity.”
- Notes from the Producer