2010 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

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  • Chardonnay
  • 750ML
  • CG 93
  • WS 93
  • WE 93
  • WA 92

Reviews for 2010 Shafer Vineyards Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch

CG 93
Connoisseurs' Guide - Connoisseur's Guide, October 2012
Running close to winery style the new Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay is an impressively stuffed wine that makes no apologies for richness or ripeness. It is however never too much of a good thing and for all of its... Running close to winery style the new Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay is an impressively stuffed wine that makes no apologies for richness or ripeness. It is however never too much of a good thing and for all of its generous fruit and ample oak it stays in balance from beginning to end and steers clear of any evident heat. It is fleshy in feel and just round enough at the edges to invite early drinking but it has the kind of structure and stamina that make a very good case for a few more years of patience.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2012
Fresh and lively offering mouthwatering tangerine peach and nectarine flavors that are fine and delicate with floral citrus and honeysuckle scents. Drink now through 2019. -JL
WE 93
Wine Enthusiast - Wine Enthusiast, October 2012
Another terrific offering from Shafer this is a wine that seems to do well regardless of the vintage. It always shows a firm minerality and slight herbaceousness with tropical fruit flavors and a smoky coating of fine... Another terrific offering from Shafer this is a wine that seems to do well regardless of the vintage. It always shows a firm minerality and slight herbaceousness with tropical fruit flavors and a smoky coating of fine oak. It's a shade less opulent than the 2009 making this very elegant and refined yet still rich and complex. Don't drink it too cold-airing brings out subtle nuances.- S.H.
WA 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2010 Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch reveals a brighter profile than the 2009. Citrus flowers crushed rocks and mint wrap around the energetic focused finish. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2015.