Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend

9.272 ratings
9.27 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck
Top Notes For
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice!

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice!

Jan 11th, 2021
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice!

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice!

Dec 15th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice!

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Deep Ruby, beautiful berry fruit aromas, notes of herbs, toasty oak & spice. On the palate flavors of cherry & jammy blackberry with notes of cacao, baking spice & sweet herbs. Fine smooth tannins, long finish ending with fruit & tobacco notes. Great now, will also age for a few years. Nice!

Nov 2nd, 2020
Victor Aul

Silky tannins, dark fruit with a medium plus finish. The alcohol is high. That wound suggest RS around 8-10grams per liter

Silky tannins, dark fruit with a medium plus finish. The alcohol is high. That wound suggest RS around 8-10grams per liter

Aug 14th, 2020
Amit Srivastava

Deep color . Smooth drinking . very easy. Dry.

Deep color . Smooth drinking . very easy. Dry.

Feb 28th, 2022
Alan Hyde

Dark and brooding. Needed a couple hours to fully open. Not our favorite style.

Dark and brooding. Needed a couple hours to fully open. Not our favorite style.

May 29th, 2021
Raul Puga

Very nice. Perfect pairing with rack of lamb.

Very nice. Perfect pairing with rack of lamb.

Feb 13th, 2021
John W
8.8

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, florals and berries. On the palate, jammy, florals, plum, oak, medium strong tannins, with a vanilla oak finish.

Dark ruby coloration. On the nose, florals and berries. On the palate, jammy, florals, plum, oak, medium strong tannins, with a vanilla oak finish.

Dec 19th, 2020
Larry Damore

Tannic - needed to open.

Tannic - needed to open.

Sep 20th, 2020
Makoto Someya

Oak aroma. Vanilla flavor makes me feel creamy taste with blackberry flavor. A bit spicy. With elegancy. 2016 @2350, tatong - XH, 200303-200411

Oak aroma. Vanilla flavor makes me feel creamy taste with blackberry flavor. A bit spicy. With elegancy. 2016 @2350, tatong - XH, 200303-200411

Mar 3rd, 2020