Shafer Vineyards - 'TD-9' 2019


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.

“This vintage ofTD-9, with more than 50 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, fills the glass with vivid aromas and flavors of summer berries, black tea, rose petal, lavender, and black cherry. All this juicy radiance is knit together with ripe Napa Valley tannins, offering abundant enjoymentctoday while promising even more beauty with time in your cellar.” — Shafer winemaker Elias Fernandez

“The 2019 TD-9 is silky, aromatic and perfumed. Crushed flowers, red berry fruit, spice and rose petal all show a move towards more Cabernet Sauvignon in the blend. Forward and open-knit, the 2019 is an absolute pleasure to taste. Best of all, the 2019 will drink well right out of the gate.” — Antonio Galloni, Vinous


Producer: Shafer Vineyards

Country: USA

Region: California

Varietal: Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Petit Verdot

Appellation: Napa Valley

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml