Shafer Chardonnay "Red Shoulder Ranch" 2018

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Celebrating the 25th vintage of Chardonnay from our beautiful Red Shoulder Ranch vineyard in Napa Valley’s Carneros District. Year after year this estate vineyard offers up wine with plush, exotic, zesty aromas and flavors.

“This 25th vintage of our Chardonnay 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.”
— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Fermentation: Whole-cluster pressed and fermented with wild yeast in individual barrels (75% oak, 25% stainless steel); 0% malolactic fermentation

Cooperage: 14 months in 75% new French oak barrels (Allier, Vosges) and 25% in stainless steel barrels