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.
2018 TD-9 is a blend of 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 21% Malbec.
“…beautifully textured wine done in the classic Shafer style. Sweet red cherry, red plum, cedar and sweet spice all meld together in this super-expressive, radiant wine.”— Antonio Galloni, Vinous
“ … youthful crushed black berries, tar and sautéed herbs … the full-bodied palate is firm with a nice bit of chew and lovely freshness, finishing long and savory.”— Lisa Perrotti-Brown, The Wine Advocate