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2016 Shafer Td 9 RedBlend from United States

$59.99

List Price: $60.00

  • 95 Wine Enthusiast
  • 94 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate
  • 93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
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About

95

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

94 Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate

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

93 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Leading off the reds, the 2016 TD-9 checks in as 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon, & 16% Malbec & is a cuvee first made in 2015. Revealing considerable elegance & purity as well as medium to full-bodied richness, it offers up a terrific bouquet of black cherry & blackberry fruits, tobacco, lavender, & an alluring forest floor character. It’s already drinking beautifully yet will keep for upwards of a decade.

Product Detail

Item # 112014
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

95 - Wine Enthusiast

94 - Wine Advocate - Wine Advocate

93 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Vintage 2016
Color Red
ABV 15.3%
Varietal(s) Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, black cherry, plum, bell pepper, olive, oak, smoke, toast, tar, blackberry, cherry, asparagus, spice, ginger, vanilla, pepper, earth, green and mocha
Nose violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee, leather, currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box and spice