94 points, “Bags of vivacity and panache.” – Wine Advocate
93 points, “Super-expressive wine.” – Antonio Galloni
It’s impossible to disagree with wine critic Antonio Galloni when he says that this “exudes raciness and total class”. California has been on such a roll with recent vintages, it’s hard not to be excited about the second-ever vintage of this Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Malbec blend. Pulling the cork unleashes a flurry of blueberry muffins, plum crumble, blackberries, Black Forest gateau, strawberries, spices and bay leaves. Although named after the tractor John Shafer rode around the vineyards, this is a wine that belongs on the fine wine list of any top restaurant.
In the 1970s John Shafer packed in his morning commute in Chicago for driving a TD-9 tractor around vineyards in Napa Valley. Some of the vineyards that the Shafers purchased were first planted in the 1880s, so had quite the pedigree. This pioneering spirit was rewarded as Shafer has been called “one of the world’s greatest wineries” by Robert Parker. They get all their power from solar panels and have donated five acres of their land to the Wildlife Rescue Center of Napa County.
£8.67 per 100.00ml
SKU No.: 2857559
Style No.: 716906
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