2002 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros Napa Valley

2002 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch Carneros Napa Valley

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89 Points Wine Spectator

Customer Ratings

Based on 6 ratings
Is this the best Red Shoulder Chard yet?

This beauty carries the same density found in the previous Shafer RS versions, but with less apparent alcohol, even more clarity and infectious drinkability, all of which is very hard to come by in a big scale Chardonnay. Truly hot stuff!

Love this wine

I have always been a fan of Shafer wines. This Red Shoulder chardonnay is awesome. So many unique flavors with a nice finish. Very pleasing. It is a heavy hitter that will definately compliment many dishes. Great price for the quality.

About Shafer Vineyards

Producer Facts

Winery Name

Shafer Vineyards

Web Site

http://www.shafervineyards.com/

Ownership/Management

John Shafer

Napa Valley 2002

2002 began with a very dry winter followed by a moderate spring with some rains in May. Conditions were even and mild throughout the summer with the exception of a few heat spikes in September that gave the grapes an extra push as harvest approached. The resulting wines have juicy, fresh acidities and brightness to match their deep dark-fruit cores. Overall an excellent vintage of supple, balanced, concentrated, high-quality wines that have the polish and ripeness to age well.

Key Dates

April
Slight frost damage

May
Slight rain

June
Moderate temperatures

September
High daytime temperatures and dry north winds. Cabernet harvest begins

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