Shafer TD-9 Napa Red Wine 2017 Rated 90-93VM

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Description

Tasting Panel Review
Rated 94 Points
Predominantly Merlot, with Malbec and Cabernet adding complexity and style. Dark ruby color with a rich plum nose and a lovely, smooth texture; lush with depth, intensity, and elegance.

Wine Enthusiast Review
Rated 92 Points
Blending 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, winemaker Elias Fernandez shows his skill, producing a thick, earthy and spicy red with vibrant red fruit. Ripe firm tannins add weight and power to the full-bodied blockbuster, as toasted oak seals the finish.

Jeb Dunnick Review
Rated 92 Points
Moving to the reds, the 2017 TD-9 Proprietary Red Blend is mostly Merlot yet includes 22% Malbec and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep purple-hued with sweet aromas of jammy blackberries, spiced cherries, herbes de Provence, and dried flowers, it is a wonderfully textured, medium to full-bodied, balanced red with sweet tannins and a great finish. It's going to evolve nicely for 10-12 years. Drink now-2032.

Wine Spectator Review
Rated 92 Points
Rich and full of dense and spicy dark plum, dried blackberry and mocha flavors. Dark chocolate and smoky notes show on the ripe finish, with dried savory herbal accents. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2023.

TD-9 is a proprietary blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973, in the space of a few months, John Shafer went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive a TD-9 tractor in our Napa Valley vineyard. He'd never grown grapes or made wine in his life. That spirit of risk-taking and adventure still guides Shafer today and inspired the creation of this new wine.

Wine Tasting Notes
This second vintage of TD-9 offers bright, energetic aromas and flavors of red plum, raspberry, strawberry, spice box, exotic fruit, and red licorice. The momentum of all this enticing fruit, along with ripe tannins, is carried through to a long, tantalizing, feast of a finish.

58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec. Alcohol 15.3%

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2 Reviews

  • 5
    party wine

    Posted by Heather on Apr 3rd 2019

    This is my go to wine for gatherings. Love it when the family comes around and it always surprises new guests.

  • 5
    excellent

    Posted by james on Apr 3rd 2019

    this wine is deep and powerful. Dark berries and tannins balance well. Love sharing a glass with the wife.

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