Monday, March 26, 2018

Shafer Napa Valley 'TD-9' 2015 Proprietary Red Wine

Shafer Napa Valley 'TD-9' 2015 Proprietary Red Wine (56% Merlot, 28% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 16% Malbec), $56.86-$59.99, 94 points, poured core black radiating a deep purple/red at the broad clear rim and leggy glass bowl.
Ripe blackberry, cedar, cocoa, and roses on the nose were excellent.
Full-bodied with good acidity and round supple tannins carried rich flavors of blackberry liqueur, violets, mushrooms, and cola.
Finished long on the cocoa and a warm 15.3% alcohol driven spiciness.

Paired perfectly with my bone-in rare spice-rubbed Angus rib eye.

Shafer, why it's a "go to" winery.

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  1. I won't be patronising Shafer any time soon :(

    1. Ha! We won't go there, been there and done that!