Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2018
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.
This 25th vintage of Shafer Red Should Ranch Chardonnay 2018 offers abundant, exotic aromas and flavors of citrus
blossom, apricot, pineapple, grapefruit zest, and honeydew melon all held together with seamless
structure, elegant balance, and energy that comes from pure, clean acidity.
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