1999 Shafer, Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay, Napa Valley-Carneros

Producer: Shafer Vineyards
Vintage: 1999
Grape variety: Chardonnay
Origin: United States, California, Los Carneros
Appellation: Carneros
Date tasted: 15 January 2004
Price when tasted: US$37 (£25)
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Tasting notes

15/01/2004

<li> a magnificent 1999 <li> expertly crafted <br><br> Shafer Vineyards has done it again with this opulent, luscious 1999 Chardonnay. Similar to the gorgeous, vibrant 1997, this offers apple, pineapple, vanilla and custard aromas and flavours that sim

Opulent, luscious Chardonnay offering apple, pineapple, vanilla and custard aromas and flavours that simply refuse to quit. Big, but with the acidity and raciness to come across with balance and grace. With just a touch of tropical fruit on the finish, th

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