Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2012
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 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 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.