TD9 2018, Shafer
The 2018 vintage TD-9 wine from Shafer is made with a blend of 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Malbec grapes from Napa Valley vineyards. The palate is filled with raspberries and black cherry jam notes with underlying hints of rhubarb and rose petals. The tannins are lively yet elegant and the finish is long and lingering.
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 our 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.