TD-9 is an adventurous red blend that celebrates a bold move. In 1973 John Shafer went from taking morning commuter trains in Chicago to teaching himself to drive an old 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 continues to inspire everything Shafer does at their vineyards today. TD-9 is a blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon, and Malbec.
Grape Varieties: 62% Merlot, 22% Malbec, 16% Cabernet Sauvignon
Region: Napa Valley, California
Tasting Notes: Deep purple-hued with sweet aromas of jammy blackberries, spiced cherries, herbes de Provence, and dried flowers, it is a wonderfully textured, medium to full-bodied, balanced red with sweet tannins and a great finish.
Food Pairing: Slow cooked Lamb Shanks in Red Wine Sauce
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