Shafer td9

"TD-9" 2015

Shafer Vineyards

“Vibrant, complex aromas of ripe red and black fruit, lavender, and herbs fill the glass followed by pure, energetic flavors of dried cherry, blackberry, strawberry, licorice, and cocoa all pulled together with wet slate minerality, clean acidity, and the ripe, seamless tannins that are the hallmarks of this vintage.” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

Country:
USA
Region:
Napa Valley
Vintage:
2015
Wine type:
Red
Grape:
56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Malbec
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
100% new 60-gallon French oak barrels (20 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
Yes
Viticulture:
Organic
Alcohol percentage:
15.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
5600

Reviews

  • "94 points. Editors' Choice. This is a new offering from the producer, sparked by winemaker Elias Fernandez's desire to make a Merlot-based blend, rather than a varietal Merlot. It is an estate-grown blend of 56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Malbec. Rich and concentrated, it's delightfully robust and vibrant, offering a mix of blackberry, blueberry and caramel chocolate flavors that finish in soft, integrated oak." (Wine Enthusiast)
  • "92 points. Powerful and finely textured, with concentrated dried cherry, dark currant and roasted plum flavors that are filled with lively minerality. Richly spiced, showing dried herbal notes on the chiseled finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2022. 5,600 cases made." (Wine Spectator)

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