Bordeaux Red Blends

Shafer TD-9 2018

  • 2018
  • 750ml
  • Red
  • 15.3%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15.3%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon, 21% Malbec
Winery
Shafer
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Cellar for up to 12 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

Called “one of the world’s greatest wineries” by the legendary wine critic Robert Parker, Shafer Vineyards has been making exceptional wines in the Stags Leap District and beyond for decades. The estate was first founded back in the 1970s when John Shafer quit a high-flying publishing career in Chicago to become a gentleman winemaker in Napa. He was soon joined by his son Doug, and today the winery is one of the few in Napa still run by the founding family.

One of their iconic reds is TD-9, a powerful blend that celebrates John Shafer’s bold decision to leave behind his Chicago commute to learn how to drive a TD-9 tractor on his new Napa estate. Composed predominantly of Merlot along with equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, the fruit for this punchy red is sourced from Stags Leap District, Yountville and the foothills of the Vaca Mountains. Conditions here are ideal for producing a deep, contemplative red with excellent ageing capabilities thanks to the warm summer days and cooler nights.

Seductive wild berries, black cherry jam, and rose petal aromas define the nose, while the first sip reveals a generous full body, smooth tannins, and a rich core of dark fruit from the Merlot. The finish is long and elegant with gentle hints of spice and woodsmoke courtesy of the 20 months of ageing in large French oak barrels.
Only 6 left
 
Description
Cellar for up to 12 years. Decant 1 hour before serving.

Called “one of the world’s greatest wineries” by the legendary wine critic Robert Parker, Shafer Vineyards has been making exceptional wines in the Stags Leap District and beyond for decades. The estate was first founded back in the 1970s when John Shafer quit a high-flying publishing career in Chicago to become a gentleman winemaker in Napa. He was soon joined by his son Doug, and today the winery is one of the few in Napa still run by the founding family.

One of their iconic reds is TD-9, a powerful blend that celebrates John Shafer’s bold decision to leave behind his Chicago commute to learn how to drive a TD-9 tractor on his new Napa estate. Composed predominantly of Merlot along with equal parts of Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec, the fruit for this punchy red is sourced from Stags Leap District, Yountville and the foothills of the Vaca Mountains. Conditions here are ideal for producing a deep, contemplative red with excellent ageing capabilities thanks to the warm summer days and cooler nights.

Seductive wild berries, black cherry jam, and rose petal aromas define the nose, while the first sip reveals a generous full body, smooth tannins, and a rich core of dark fruit from the Merlot. The finish is long and elegant with gentle hints of spice and woodsmoke courtesy of the 20 months of ageing in large French oak barrels.
  • UPS Express Shipping option available at the checkout
  • Add gift options at the checkout
 
More from this winery
Shafer Relentless 2017
Shafer Relentless 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Syrah
Grapes
Syrah
Winery
Shafer
Region
California
Country
United States
95 AVG
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
Shafer One Point Five Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 15.1%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15.1%
Varietal
Cabernet Sauvignon
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Shafer
Region
California
Country
United States
95 AVG
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019
Shafer Red Shoulder Ranch Chardonnay 2019
  • 2019
  • White
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Shafer
Region
California
Country
United States
95 AVG
More from this region
Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Merlot 2018
Roots Run Deep Educated Guess Merlot 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Merlot
Grapes
Merlot
Winery
Roots Run Deep
Region
California
Country
United States
90 AVG
Duckhorn  Goldeneye Confluence Pinot Noir 2018
Duckhorn Goldeneye Confluence Pinot Noir 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2017
Domaine Carneros Pinot Noir 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14.2%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.2%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Domaine Carneros
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
Domaine Eden Pinot Noir 2017
Domaine Eden Pinot Noir 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Domaine Eden
Region
California
Country
United States
93 AVG
Girard Artistry 2019
Girard Artistry 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14.9%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.9%
Varietal
California Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, Petit Verdot, Merlot
Winery
Girard
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Chardonnay 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Robert Mondavi
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard 2018
Joseph Phelps Pinot Noir Freestone Vineyard 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Joseph Phelps
Region
California
Country
United States
94 AVG
Duckhorn Decoy Pinot Noir 2019
Duckhorn Decoy Pinot Noir 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
Duckhorn
Region
California
Country
United States
90 AVG
B. R. Cohn Silver Label Pinot Noir 2018
B. R. Cohn Silver Label Pinot Noir 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 13.9%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.9%
Varietal
Pinot Noir
Grapes
Pinot Noir
Winery
B. R. Cohn
Region
California
Country
United States
92 AVG
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2018
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars Karia Chardonnay 2018
  • 2018
  • White
  • 14.1%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
White
Alcohol
14.1%
Varietal
Chardonnay
Grapes
Chardonnay
Winery
Stag's Leap Wine Cellars
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG
More from this varietal
Mark Ryan The Dissident 2019
Mark Ryan The Dissident 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14.7%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.7%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon (58%), Merlot (35%), Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot
Winery
Mark Ryan
Region
Washington
Country
United States
93 AVG
Fraser Gallop Estate Cabernet Merlot 2019
Fraser Gallop Estate Cabernet Merlot 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Winery
Fraser Gallop Estate
Region
Margaret River
Country
Australia
93 AVG
Chateau Mangot Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2020
Chateau Mangot Saint Emilion Grand Cru 2020
  • 2020
  • Red
  • 14%
Vintage
2020
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon
Winery
Chateau Mangot
Region
Bordeaux
Country
France
93 AVG
Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018
Woodlands Wilyabrup Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 13.5%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
13.5%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
54% Cabernet Sauvignon, 31% Merlot, 8% Malbec, 6% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot
Winery
Woodlands
Region
Margaret River
Country
Australia
93 AVG
Vina von Siebenthal Montelig 2013
Vina von Siebenthal Montelig 2013
  • 2013
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2013
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Carmenère
Winery
Vina von Siebenthal
Region
Aconcagua Valley
Country
Chile
92 AVG
Idiom Bordeaux Blend 2014
Idiom Bordeaux Blend 2014
  • 2014
  • Red
  • 14.6%
Vintage
2014
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.6%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot
Winery
Idiom
Region
Stellenbosch
Country
South Africa
93 AVG
Chateau de la Dauphine 2018
Chateau de la Dauphine 2018
  • 2018
  • Red
  • 15%
Vintage
2018
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
15%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
85% Merlot, 15% Cabernet Franc
Winery
Chateau de la Dauphine
Region
Bordeaux
Country
France
93 AVG
Clos de Gat Ayalon Valley 2015
Clos de Gat Ayalon Valley 2015
  • 2015
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2015
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Winery
Clos de Gat
Region
Judean Hills
Country
Israel
92 AVG
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2019
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte Le Petit Haut Lafitte 2019
  • 2019
  • Red
  • 14.5%
Vintage
2019
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.5%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
Cabernet Franc Cabernet Sauvignon Merlot
Winery
Chateau Smith Haut Lafitte
Region
Bordeaux
Country
France
93 AVG
Dry Creek The Mariner 2017
Dry Creek The Mariner 2017
  • 2017
  • Red
  • 14.2%
Vintage
2017
Size
750ml
Type
Red
Alcohol
14.2%
Varietal
Bordeaux Red Blends
Grapes
69% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 6%, Cabernet Franc, 5% Malbec, 5% Petit Verdot
Winery
Dry Creek Vineyard
Region
California
Country
United States
91 AVG