Amazing 2009 has arrived....
2009 Shafer Chardonnay Red Shoulder Ranch....$47.99
"Shafer consistently produces one of the biggest, fruitiest Chardonnays in California, and yet the wine remains balanced and interesting. The 2009 Red Shoulder Ranch is gigantic in pineapples, pears, mangoes, tangerines and honey, yet so minerally and crisp that somehow it finishes dry. — S.H. (10/1/2011) — 96"
Rated 96/100 The Wine Enthusiast
"Pure, ripe and richly flavored, with tiers of nectarine, fig, honeysuckle and smoky oak. Full-bodied, with touches of citrus blossom and lemon peel. Drink now through 2017. 6,000 cases made. –JL"
Rated 93/100 The Wine Spectator