*ARRIVES DECEMBER 2020* Shafer’s single-vineyard Carneros-grown Chardonnay is produced from small-clustered clones of grapes selected for their low yields and distinctive flavors. Fermentation takes place within individual oak and stainless steel barrels using native yeasts.
17 points, Jancis Robinson: "Gosh. By NZ standards this is an antique! ... Pale green-gold. ...this seems ever so slightly reduced, then soft and gentle on the palate. That characteristic NZ acidity is fading. By no means unpleasant! A really very nice alternative to a well-made Côte de Beaune white.
Recognised as “California’s First Family of Chardonnay”, the Wente family was the first in California to produce a varietally labeled Chardonnay in 1936 made from thier celebrated Wente clone. This Chardonnay is a beautifully rich, yet balanced California-style Chardonnay that represents what the Arroyo Seco appellation has to offer.