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2017 Shafer Vineyards Red Blends or Varietals "TD-9"

Shafer 2017 TD-9

Winery: Shafer Vineyards

Vintage: 2017

Wine Name/Vineyard: "TD-9"

Wine Category: Red Blends or Varietals

Grape blend: 58% Merlot, 26% Cabernet Sauvignon & 16% Malbec

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Napa Valley

State or country: CA

Price: $60

Cases produced: 8,000

KWG Score: 92.2 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good+ (91)

Review date: November 23, 2019

Wine Review: This bright red colored Merlot based wine opens with a blueberry bouquet with hints of cherry. On the palate, this wine is medium bodied, balanced, smooth and approachable. The flavor profile is a tasty black cherry and oak blend with notes of minerality and dark chocolate. I also detected some hints of black tea and pomegranate mixed in. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins show nice length. I would pair this very good offering from Shafer with a New York strip steak. Enjoy – Ken

Winemaker Notes: This juicy red blend is loaded with vivid summer fruit – red plum, red cherry, black cherry, and strawberry – along with rhubarb, spice, and red licorice. All this tantalizing freshness comes with energy and ripe tannins for a long, luscious finish.

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