Shafer Vineyards TD-9 2018
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 of TD-9, with more than 50 per cent Cabernet Sauvignon, fills the glass with vivid aromas and flavours of summer berries, black tea, rose petal, lavender, and black cherry. All this juicy radiance is knit together with ripe NapaValley tannins, offering abundant enjoyment today while promising even more beautiful with time in your cellar.” — Elias Fernandez