Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016 - Liquors Inc.
Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016
SKU: 34980

Shafer TD-9 Proprietary Red 2016

  • we95
  • wa94
  • jd93
  • v93
  • ws88

750ml
$69.99

Available for:
Pickup
Delivery
Shipping
Share
Category Red Blend
Varietals
Region California, Napa Valley, Stags Leap District
Brand Shafer
Alcohol/vol 15.3%
This juicy red blend is loaded with vivid summer fruit - red plum, red cherry, black cherry, and strawberry - along with rhubarb, spice, and red licorice. All this tantalizing freshness comes with energy and ripe tannins for a long, luscious finish.
Wine Enthusiast
  • we95

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

Virginie Boone, May 1, 2019
Wine Advocate
  • wa94

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

Lisa Perrotti-Brown, October 29, 2018
Jeb Dunnuck
  • jd93

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

January 31, 2019
Vinous
  • v93

The 2016 TD-9 is just as impressive from bottle as it was from barrel. Bright floral notes and a rush of red cherry/red plum fruit give energy to this pliant, super-expressive wine. The 2016 has firmed up a bit since it was bottled, so a few more months should do the trick. The blend is 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon and 16% Malbec.

Antonio Galloni, December 2018
Wine Spectator
  • ws88

A fruity, medium-bodied red, with raspberry and blueberry flavors that blend easily. Supple finish. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now. 8,000 cases made.

Kim Marcus, February 2019