Shafer Vineyards

TD-9 Napa Valley Red Blend

9.228 ratings
9.05 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck
Top Notes For
Angela Bortugno

Beautifully aromatic showing blueberries so I though it might have a fair amount of Malbec. Texture is supple yet there is a bit of a grip. A little astringent. A nice sipping wine and pairs nicely with our rib eye too! TD-9 is named for the tractor John Shafer drive in the vineyards. May he rest In peace.

62%Merlot, 22%Malbec, 16%Cabernet Sauvignon

Beautifully aromatic showing blueberries so I though it might have a fair amount of Malbec. Texture is supple yet there is a bit of a grip. A little astringent. A nice sipping wine and pairs nicely with our rib eye too! TD-9 is named for the tractor John Shafer drive in the vineyards. May he rest In peace.

62%Merlot, 22%Malbec, 16%Cabernet Sauvignon

May 28th, 2020
Al Shikoh

opaque, inky purple, very prominent tears; dark berries, smoke, coffee, violets; soft, very juicy, a bit lighter than expected in midpalate, some heat on the finish, 15.3% ABV; blend of 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon; p$57

opaque, inky purple, very prominent tears; dark berries, smoke, coffee, violets; soft, very juicy, a bit lighter than expected in midpalate, some heat on the finish, 15.3% ABV; blend of 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec, and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon; p$57

May 19th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 56% Merlot, 28%Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Wonderful berry fruit aromas, flavors of cherry, jammy blackberry and rasp with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish ending with earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years, any longer the wine will lose vibrant quality. Nice!

Founded in 1979 by John Shafer, went from riding trains in Chicago to riding a TD-9 tractor in Napa. Blend of 56% Merlot, 28%Cab Sauv & 16% Malbec, aged for 20 mos French oak, despite 15.3% ABV, it’s well balanced. Wonderful berry fruit aromas, flavors of cherry, jammy blackberry and rasp with notes of cacao and sweet herbs. Long finish ending with earthy mineral. Drink now & over next few years, any longer the wine will lose vibrant quality. Nice!

Apr 20th, 2020
Sipping Fine Wine

The ’17 is a blend of a blend of 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 months on new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, baking spice and fragrant sweet scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry and sweet plums with cinnamon, licorice and wafts of cacao. Good acidity, firm ripe dusty tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and earthy character. Outstanding!

The ’17 is a blend of a blend of 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec and 16% Cabernet Sauvignon, 22 months on new French oak. Deep Ruby with aromas of red fruits, baking spice and fragrant sweet scents. On the palate flavors of black cherry and sweet plums with cinnamon, licorice and wafts of cacao. Good acidity, firm ripe dusty tannins, well balanced, long finish ending with fruit, tobacco and earthy character. Outstanding!

Dec 20th, 2019
Joe Roth

Beautiful Merlot based blend.

Beautiful Merlot based blend.

Mar 29th, 2021
Peggy Hadley

Nice blend of Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet. Google the tractor TD-9. Can’t believe he used that tractor.

Nice blend of Merlot, Malbec, and Cabernet. Google the tractor TD-9. Can’t believe he used that tractor.

Jul 28th, 2020
Tom Johnson

Having been a long time fan of Schafer, I was disappointed with this release. Perhaps it needs more time in the bottle, but I found this severely lacking in flavor....almost flat, lacking in character. This is not representative of what I have had in the past from this winery.

Having been a long time fan of Schafer, I was disappointed with this release. Perhaps it needs more time in the bottle, but I found this severely lacking in flavor....almost flat, lacking in character. This is not representative of what I have had in the past from this winery.

Dec 22nd, 2020
John Berghoff

John had this 2 years ago

John had this 2 years ago

Jul 30th, 2019
Tom Young

Tom had this 7 days ago

Tom had this 7 days ago

May 12th, 2021
Peggy Hadley

Peggy had this 8 days ago

Peggy had this 8 days ago

May 10th, 2021