Shafer 2017 TD-9 Red Blend, Napa Valley


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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 his 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. Grapes for this blend come from Stags Leap District, Yountville, and a vineyard in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon aged 20 months in 60 gallon French oak barrels (100% new: Allier and Tronçais).94 points from Tasting Panel saying “Dark ruby color with a rich plum nose and a lovely, smooth texture; lush with depth, intensity, and elegance.”Jeb Dunnuck just scored this 92 points saying “the 2017 TD-9 Proprietary Red Blend is mostly Merlot yet includes 22% Malbec and a small amount of Cabernet Sauvignon. Deep pu…


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