Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2012
Wine AdvocateThe gorgeous, honeyed, citrus 2012 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch appears to have backed off considerably on the oak. Medium to full-bodied with striking purity and texture as well as a delicious combination of tropical fruit, citrus and minerality, this beauty should drink well for 3-4 years.
Wine EnthusiastRichly made, this offers juicy stone fruit such as peach alongside more unusual flavors of fennel and kiwi, a streak of minerality running throughout the more weighted layers. A fantastic food wine, it can be paired with plates of cheese and charcuterie, even foie gras where it's legal.
Wine SpectatorPure, ripe, intense and elegant, offering a mix of green pear, apple, citrus and green fig, with with a long, lingering finish. Drink now. 6,700 cases made.