Shafer Vineyards

Napa TD-9 2018

strukturiert
pikant & würzig
tanninreich
95
100
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Merlot 56%, Cabernet Sauvignon 23%, Malbec 21%
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rot
15,5% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2022–2041
Verpackt in: 12er
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Lobenberg: 95/100
Jeb Dunnuck: 93/100
Suckling: 93/100
Galloni: 92/100
Wine Enthusiast: 92/100
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USA, Californien
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Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation
93
/100

Jeb Dunnuck über: Napa TD-9

-- 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. 93/100

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Suckling über: Napa TD-9

-- 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. 93/100

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Galloni über: Napa TD-9

-- Galloni: 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.92/100

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/100

Wine Enthusiast über: Napa TD-9

-- Wine Enthusiast: This vintage of TD-9, named for the founder's favorite tractor, combines 56% Merlot, 23% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Malbec. Aromatic tones of rose and raspberry meet accents of cedar, tobacco leaf, iron and crushed rock, all while maintaining an intensely full-bodied, structured feel. 92/100

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Shafer Vineyards

Shafer Vinyards im Stags Leap District ist zweifellos eine der amerikanischen Vorzeige-Stories schlechthin. John R. Shafer hing in den frühen 70er Jahren mit 50 seinen alten Bürojob als Marketing-Experte an den Nagel und wollte Wein machen.