Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016 - The Grape Tray

Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016

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Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016
$64.99
$61.74

SKU 737

750ml

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“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
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 15.3%
  • we95

Wine EnthusiastThe winery's proprietary blend of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Malbec is hugely impressive and memorable, with a smoky, toasted oak character. Plush flavors of blackberry and cherry jam meld with spice on the rich, round midpalate. It offers plenty of grip and concentration, finishing on a handful of dried herb.

Virginie Boone, May 2019
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Wine AdvocateThe 2016 Red Blend TD-9 is blended of 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Malbec. It has a very deep purple-black color and displays ready-for-biz, fragrant scents of warm plums, Black Forest cake and blueberry compote with touches of baking spices, bay leaves and potpourri. Full-bodied with a serious, firm frame of ripe, grainy tannins, the palate delivery loads of black fruit and spicy layers with bags of vivacity and panache.

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018
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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
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Wine SpectatorA fruity, medium-bodied red, with raspberry and blueberry flavors that blend easily. Supple finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now. 8,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, February 2019