2021 Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$67.95

Produced from the Titus Ranch Estate Vineyard this Cabernet shows the balance and poise that is distinctive from the winery's home vineyards. Aromatically the wine exhibits cherry, plum, and fig fruit aromas with lingering hints of baking spice, leather, and black tea. Vibrant and smooth on the entry the wine opens with red fruits, cherry hard candy, and berry compote that hold the fresh acidity in balance with fine grained tannins. Cigar box and Bing cherry meld with the rich texture and develop to coco powder and espresso on the finish where the wine lingers pleasantly.

The story of Titus Vineyards begins when Lee Titus and his family came to California from Minnesota during the Depression. After graduating from Fresno State and serving in World War II, Lee attended medical school and became a radiologist. He would later meet and fall in love with Ruth Traverso, a North Beach native, and settle in Sonoma with their four sons. A wine enthusiast with an interest in Bordeaux, Lee began acquiring fifty acres in three separate parcels just north of St. Helena along the valley floor. The vineyard they bought in 1968 was originally planted to Mondeuse, Burger, and Golden Chasselas, along with other varietals not suited to the climate or commercial reality. Lee had the foresight to replant Bordeaux cultivars like Petit Verdot and Malbec, a decision that was incredibly prescient. Soon he began selling fruit to local wineries. Fast forward to 1990, when Lee’s son Phillip Corallo-Titus, now an accomplished winemaker entrusted to craft the wines of Chappellet, launched the Titus family label, and in 1997 his marine biologist brother Eric Titus joined the team as full-time viticulturist.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Winemaker:
Phillip Titus
Vintage:
2021
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7.5% Malbec, 7% Merlot, 5.5% Petit Verdot
Alcohol %:
14.9%
SKU #:
1053471
Size:
750 ml Bottle
JS93

James Suckling

Aromas of ripe blackcurrants, dried raspberries, spices, cedar and bark. Full-bodied with a mellow, fruit-forward character and creamy texture to the tannins. Delicious and smooth with a velvety finish.

JD93

Jeb Dunnuck

The appellation 2021 Cabernet Sauvignon checks in as 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, and smaller portions of Malbec, Merlot, and Petit Verdot. It's another fabulous wine from this estate, offering pure cr me de cassis, classy oak, new leather, and graphite-driven aromas and flavors. With medium to full-bodied richness, plush, integrated tannin, and the vintage's fresher, focused style, it tastes like it costs three times the price.