An absolutely gorgeous bottle of wine. The mouth-feel is round and soft. Baked apple, pears, buttered toast and white flowers are redolent on the nose and on the palate. Full-bodied and round with a perfect acid counter-point, this is a marvelous food wine. Drink with crab cakes with a good cayenne kick, and let the wine put out the fire and give a fresh new zing with every bite. Highly Recommended. 94 points. DBH

WHO: Shafer
WHAT: Chardonnay
DESIGNATION: Red Shoulder Ranch
WHERE: California, Carneros
HOW MUCH: $50 (media sample)

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