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2007 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / CARNEROS
  • 92 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 89 IWC
  • Variety
    Chardonnay

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SKU: 59036-2007-750

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$44.95

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 89

    ($48) Bright yellow-gold. Yellow plum, ripe pear, vanilla and clove on the nose, complicated by an exotic hint of truffle. Rich, tactile and deep, with firm acids framing the yellow fruit flavors. The wine's strong oak component gives the finish an almost tannic edge.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2010
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Clean, crisp and flinty, with green apple, lime, quince and spicy hazelnut notes that are pure and focused, gaining depth on the finish.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The non-malolactic barrel-fermented, green/gold-colored 2007 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch offers loads of tropical fruit, pear, and honeysuckle characteristics in its full-bodied personality. The oak component has been downplayed over recent vintages, and the wine is all the better for it, displaying gorgeously pure fruit. It should drink nicely for 2-4 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Anonymous | Rating: 92

    Author: cochrane78
John Shafer began working and replanting steep, rocky vineyards in Napa Valley's Stags Leap District in 1972, and has since built Shafer into one of the most sought-after labels from Napa. John, his son Doug, and winemaker Elias Fernandez call themselves farmers, and are proud of it. Doug took over the vineyards in 1989, and within a year began to integrate organic techniques into his vineyards while the term "organic" still elicited sideways looks. "My soils were getting tired," Doug says. "They had been farmed since 1922." He installed solar panels in 2004, and now enjoys watching his batteries send power back to the grid. Elias was hired by Shafer in 1984 and named winemaker in 1994. Shafer Hillside Select is a benchmark wine of the Stag's Leap District, with a string of awards too long to list. Aged a full four years prior to release, it is, in the words of Robert Parker, "One of the world's, as well as Napa's, most profound Cabernet Sauvignons."

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 269 bottles owned
  • 60 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 92
    (Out of 60 collectors)