|2010: 93 Points - Steve Heimoff, Wine Enthusiast: "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. "
2010: 93 Points - James Laube, Wine Spectator: "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."
2010: (90-92) Points - Antonio Galloni, Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: "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. "