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Shafer TD-9 Napa Valley 2018 [750ml/12cs]

$104.99 x 12
(price per 750ml bottle) - sold in cases of 12 bottles
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Type:
Red Table Wine
Varietal:
Merlot & Merlot Blends
Vintage:
2018
Country:
California
Region:
Napa Valley
Sub Region:
Napa Valley
Winery:
Shafer Vineyards
Bottles / case:
12
Unit:
750 ml

This is a wine that encapsulates the strengths that make Shafer one of Napa’s great wineries: the skill and intuition of winemaker Elias Fernandez, and the entrepreneurial spirit of the Shafer family. A couple harvests ago, Elias came to the table with a proposal. He wanted to make a wine with the best fruit from a small collection of the winery’s vineyard sites just south of Stags Leap District. Elias didn’t want to be bound by variety or percentages. He wanted excellence. Needless to say, it was a very good thing that John and Doug Shafer accepted that proposal.

The name references John Shafer’s early days as a Napa pioneer who, in the space of a few months in 1973, went from riding morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive an ancient tractor (a TD-9) left behind in his vineyard property’s drive shed.

Elias selected fruit from Shafer’s hillside vineyards in Stags Leap District and Yountville, as well as from a vineyard in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap. TD-9 is an opportunity to take the best fruit from these vineyards each year to create the most compelling wine the vintage can offer.

The glass is filled with vivid aromas and flavours of summer berries, black tea, rose petal, lavender, and black cherry. All this juicy radiance is knit together with ripe Napa Valley tannins, offering abundant enjoyment today while promising even more beauty with time in your cellar.

“This has a meaty nose with grilled plums, smoke, tapenade and dried leaves. Some tomato paste. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Broad and flavourful with a distinctively savoury, saline finish. 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Malbec. Better from 2021.”
93 points, JamesSuckling.com, Dec 2020

“A blend of 58% Merlot and 42% Cabernet Sauvignon, the 2018 Red Blend TD-9 displays a medium to deep garnet-purple colour and expressive notes of blueberry compote, mulberries and plum preserves plus nuances of potpourri, dried Provence herbs and tar. Medium to full-bodied, the palate has a lively backbone creating great tension with the ripe, plummy flavours and rounded tannins, finishing with an enticing herbal lift.”
91 points, Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate, Nov 2020

“Tasted from barrel, 2018 TD-9 is a pliant, creamy and beautifully textured wine done in the classic Shafer style. Sweet red cherry, red plum, cedar and sweet spice all meld together in this super-expressive, radiant wine. In 2018, the blend is 58% Merlot, 22% Cabernet Sauvignon and 20% Malbec.”
(90-92) points, Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, Jan 2020

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