Shafer Vineyards

Napa Chardonnay Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2014

voll & rund
exotisch & aromatisch
Chardonnay 100%
14,9% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2017–2032
Verpackt in: 12er
Lobenberg: 93–94/100
Parker: 93/100
WS: 93/100
Galloni: 92/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Chardonnay Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch 2014


Lobenberg: Ein Weißwein für Rotweinliebhaber nennen die Shafers diesen Wein nicht zu Unrecht! Cremige Struktur, respektabler Körper und dabei Frucht und Säure. 93-94/100


Parker über: Napa Chardonnay Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch

-- Parker: First, their non-malolactic 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch comes from a cool-climate vineyard in Carneros. This is aged in 75% oak casks and 25% stainless steel, which seems to be the perfect marriage for showcasing this wine’s rich fruit. The wine has loads of tangerine oil, citrus blossom, a hint of apples and orange marmalade. The oak is subtle, the wine medium to full-bodied, pure and rich. (This is the official tasting note, but I shared two bottles with some friends of mine at the casual Market restaurant in St. Helena, and it was a huge hit.) 93/100


WS über: Napa Chardonnay Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch

-- WS: -- Winespectator: Elegance and finesse define the pear, melon and honeysuckle flavors, which are lingering and persistent. The creamy texture features a touch of pithy citrus skin, adding to the nuance and complexity. 93/100


Galloni über: Napa Chardonnay Carneros Red Shoulder Ranch

-- Galloni: Shafer's 2014 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch is powerful, rich and ample, with impeccable balance and class. Lemon confit, white flowers and mint are some of the nuances that are laced together. The warm, dry year produced an unctuous, oily Chardonnay, despite the malolactic fermentation having been blocked. The 2014 was done 75% in oak and 25% in steel. 92/100

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Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vinyards im Stags Leap District ist zweifellos eine der amerikanischen Vorzeige-Stories schlechthin. John R. Shafer hing in den frühen 70er Jahren mit 50 seinen alten Bürojob als Marketing-Experte an den Nagel und wollte Wein machen.

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