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Shafer TD-9 Napa Valley 2018

Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends from Napa Valley, California
JG 93
JS 93
AG 92
WA 91
Item # 338782

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$59.95
750ml
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93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 TD-9 Proprietary Red Blend is based on 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Malbec. It's another balanced, charming, and impeccably made wine from this estate that has lively red and blue fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and licorice aromas and flavors as well as a medium to full-bodied, elegant style on the palate. It shows the more streamlined, focused style of the 2018 vintage and is going to evolve for 10-12 years. Drink: 2021-2033. (1/27/21)"

93 points James Suckling: "This has a meaty nose with grilled plums, smoke, tapenade and dried leaves. Some tomato paste. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Broad and flavorful with a distinctively savory, saline finish. 56% merlot, 23% cabernet sauvignon and 21% malbec. Better from 2021. (1/27/21)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 TD-9, Shafer's Merlot-based blend, is just as delicious from bottle as it was from barrel. Succulent dark red cherry/red plum fruit, licorice, spice, lavender and dried herbs are front and center. Readers will find a gorgeous 2018 that is ready to deliver plenty of pleasure from the get-go. Drink: 2022-2030. (Jan 2021)"

91 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Rich and full of dense and spicy dark plum, dried blackberry and mocha flavors. Dark chocolate and smoky notes show on the ripe finish, with dried savory herbal accents. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2023. Drink: 2021-2032. (Nov 2020)"
93 points Jeb Dunnuck: "The 2018 TD-9 Proprietary Red Blend is based on 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, and the rest Malbec. It's another balanced, charming, and impeccably made wine from this estate that has lively red and blue fruits, scorched earth, graphite, and licorice aromas and flavors as well as a medium to full-bodied, elegant style on the palate. It shows the more streamlined, focused style of the 2018 vintage and is going to evolve for 10-12 years. Drink: 2021-2033. (1/27/21)"

93 points James Suckling: "This has a meaty nose with grilled plums, smoke, tapenade and dried leaves. Some tomato paste. It’s medium-to full-bodied with firm, chewy tannins. Broad and flavorful with a distinctively savory, saline finish. 56% merlot, 23% cabernet sauvignon and 21% malbec. Better from 2021. (1/27/21)"

92 points Antonio Galloni (Vinous): "The 2018 TD-9, Shafer's Merlot-based blend, is just as delicious from bottle as it was from barrel. Succulent dark red cherry/red plum fruit, licorice, spice, lavender and dried herbs are front and center. Readers will find a gorgeous 2018 that is ready to deliver plenty of pleasure from the get-go. Drink: 2022-2030. (Jan 2021)"

91 points Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Wine Advocate): "Rich and full of dense and spicy dark plum, dried blackberry and mocha flavors. Dark chocolate and smoky notes show on the ripe finish, with dried savory herbal accents. Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec. Drink now through 2023. Drink: 2021-2032. (Nov 2020)"
Product SKU 338782
Producer Shafer
Country United States
Region California
SubRegion Napa Valley
Varietal Cabernet/Bordeaux Blends
Vintage 2018
Size 750ml
Color Red
Blend 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec
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