Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2000

Chardonnay from California

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Item No. 51955
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Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2004
  • WS94
  • 1997
  • WS93
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Winemaker's Notes

A white wine for red wine lovers, this wine is produced entirely from grapes grown in the Carneros district on Shafer's Red Shoulder Ranch, named for the resident hawks that play an important part in Shafer's natural practices. The vineyard is planted to five different low-yielding Chardonnay clones selected for their distinctive flavors. Fermented in French and American oak using wild yeast, the wine undergoes no malolactic fermentation, so it retains its natural fruit flavors and natural acidity. The Chardonnay remains in barrel for a total of 15 months, the lees stirred weekly to create a rich, creamy texture.

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John Shafer and his family founded Shafer Vineyards, located in the Stags Leap District of the Napa Valley, in 1979. From the Shafers' first wine, a 1978 Cabernet Sauvignon, their wines have won much acclaim. Today, the Shafers farm 200 acres of vineyard in the Stags Leap District, Carneros and Oak Knoll regions. Their flagship wine, Hillside Select, is produced from selected...

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Learn About Other California

California has nearly 100 American Viticulture Areas (AVAs) and accounts for almost 90% of wine production in the United States. In our section of Other California, we include wines from smaller AVAs as well as wines from the California AVA. Here are a few smaller AVAs you may see on the label: Livermore Valley AVA, located right outside of San Francisco and home to...

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Learn About Chardonnay

Chardonnay (shar-dawn-AY) White Wine's Queen Bee Like Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay can grow just about anywhere. It adapts well to different soils and different climates. While frequently paired with California, its native home lies in the vineyards of Burgundy, France. The only major white grape of the region, Chardonnay is at its best on the rolling...

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