Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016 - The Grape Tray

Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016

  • v91-94
Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016

SKU 737


“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.”
— Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez
Category Red Wine
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
  • v91-94

VinousThe 2016 TD-9 exudes raciness and total class, along with a bit better balance than the 2015 tasted along side it. In 2016, winemaker Elias Fernandez aged the components together, which, along with the natural pedigree of the vintage, goes a long way in shaping the wine's striking quality. A burst of red cherry, plum, lavender, rose petal and spice lead into the silky, super-polished finish.

Antonio Galloni, March 2018