This wine exhibits a ripe melon & pineapple core with butterscotch, butter & heavy cream, baking spice & vanilla extract. Full body, medium acid, medium length in this pleasant, but typical, upscale California Chardonnay. Guests at the Palate Press Grand Tasting gave this an average score of 3.2 out of 5 stars. Drink with lobster and corn chowder.

WHO: Shafer
WHAT: Chardonnay
WHERE: Red Shoulder Ranch, Carneros, Napa Valley, California
WHEN: 2008
HOW MUCH: $47 (Media sample)

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