Shafer Red Shoulder Chardonnay Carneros 2015
One of the world’s greatest wineries, according to Robert Parker.
From Shafer’s superbly sited, eponymous vineyard in the Napa Valley side of Carneros. It is 80% barrel fermented, with wild yeast, and matured for 14 months in a combination of 75% new french oak barrels (Allier, Vosges) and 25% stainless steel barrels. Malolactic fermentation is prevented and as a result, the richly textured,
intensely flavoured, concentrated fruit is beautifully supported by pure, vibrant acidity.