Shafer TD9, Napa Valley 2017

£58.00

  • Type:

    Red

  • Grape:

    Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Sauvignon

  • Country:

    USA

  • Grape Blend:

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

  • Region:

    California

  • Vegan:

    Yes

  • Area:

    Napa Valley

  • Organic:

    No

  • ABV:

    15.3%

  • Winemaker:

    Doug Shafer

  • Bottle Size:

    750ml

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Description

From the prestigious Shafer Vineyards, this wine is deep purple-hued and singing with  sweet aromas of jammy blackberries, spiced cherries, herbes de Provence, and dried flowers, it is a wonderfully textured, medium to full-bodied with sweet tannins and an indulgent finish. Drink now or keep it locked up somewhere cool for a few years.

  • Production Notes
  • Producer
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Grapes are sourced from the Stags Leap District, Yountville, and a vineyard in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains just south of Stags Leap District. The growing season was great thanks to a lengthy, cool, steady summer season which created ideal conditions for the fruit to hang on the vine for a long time helping the grapes to develop bold colour and great concentration.

It goes through 20 months of aging in 60-gallon French oak barrels (100% new: Allier and Troncais)

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 and all of his wines.

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