Shafer Vineyards TD-9, Napa Valley, USA 2015

TD-9 is a new wine by infamous Napa producer Shafer Vineyards replacing their Merlot, 2015 is the first vintage they produced. The wine has intense notes of dark fruits, dark cherries, plums with velvety tannins. A beautiful wine which will develop with ageing.

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Details

Type: Red Style: Rich and intense Appellation: Napa Valley Region: California Country: USA Alcohol Content: 15% Grape: 56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec Vintage: 2015 Allergens: Contains Sulfite Content: 750ml


REVIEWS AND AWARDS

93 points, Antonio Galloni-Vinous
An addition to the range, the 2015 TD-9 is a big, full-throttle wine. Merlot is at the core of TD-9, but Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec play important roles in the blend too. A rush of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice and lavender lead into the voluptuous, racy finish. There is still some tannin that needs time to resolve, but this is a fabulous debut from Shafer. The TD-9 replaces the Merlot in the Shafer lineup and looks like it will be a more ambitious wine. The name is taken after the TD-9 tractor John Shafer drove in his early days in Napa 
92 Points, Wine Spectator
Powerful and finely textured, with concentrated dried cherry, dark currant and roasted plum flavors that are filled with lively minerality. Richly spiced, showing dried herbal notes on the chiseled finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec.