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Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2007

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[90 pts Robert Parker] The dark ruby/purple-hued 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits more classic creme de cassis sweet black cherry and spice notes. Again elegance seems to be the modus operandi even though this wine is bigger and more tannic than the Cabernet Franc. It cuts a broad swath across the palate with excellent depth purity and length. It should drink well for a decade or more.

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Titus Vineyards:
The 40+ acre, turn-of-the century vineyard that Lee and Ruth Titus bought in 1968 had been producing grapes for sixty years. Situated on the banks of the Napa River in the heart of Napa Valley, the vineyards were comprised of widely-spaced dry-farmed vines on the vigorous St. George rootstock. The Titus family continued to farm these healthy, productive vines for another ten to fifteen years. L... Read more
The 40+ acre, turn-of-the century vineyard that Lee and Ruth Titus bought in 1968 had been producing grapes for sixty years. Situated on the banks of the Napa River in the heart of Napa Valley, the vineyards were comprised of widely-spaced dry-farmed vines on the vigorous St. George rootstock. The Titus family continued to farm these healthy, productive vines for another ten to fifteen years. Lee and Ruth acquired two additional parcels, totaling 20 acres. One parcel was adjacent the original acquisition, a hayfield in deep river loam soil; the other was a stony volcanic knoll rising out of the valley floor not far from Napa River. These two new parcels were planted to Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, respectively. After those parcels were planted, Lee and Ruth replanted their original vineyard. By the mid 1970's the old blocks were sequentially replaced with then-popular modern varietals, such as Zinfandel, Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, some planted on the St. George rootstock, and some on the AXR rootstock that was becoming more commonly used at that time. The tribulations of time and the infestation of the phylloxera disease made another replanting effort necessary in the mid-1990's. At that time, diseased and weakening vines were replanted to varietals better suited for the hot upvalley climate, on disease resistant rootstocks matched for the specific soil types. Clonal selections were made to better suit the parameters that were required for the highest quality wines. Dry-farmed,"California-sprawl" trellising systems were replaced with close-spaced vertical trellis systems with automatic drip irrigation systems. The replanting efforts were essentially completed in 2001. Cabernet Sauvignon (our flagship wine) is now the predominant estate varietal, although ample acreage is also dedicated to the Bordeaux blending varietals, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, as well as a small amount of Petite Sirah. Ten acres of Zinfandel from the 1970's are still in full production, gradually maturing and taking on the old-vine characteristics so sought after in this unique heritage wine. Read less

Member Reviews for Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Snooth User: EMark
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3.50 5
04/02/2015

Dark purple in the glass. Fairly volatile nose suggests alcohol, but there is also a good amount of black berry/fruit aromas. On the tongue the berry fruit jumps out, suggesting a New World take on Cabernet. However, the fruit does not blow me away. As the wine passes farther back there are some herbal and spice notes. A hint of sweetness on the side of the tongue. Some tobacco at the very back of the palate. Very tame tannins and moderate acids suggest that additional age on this wine may be of no benefit.


Snooth User: garcianick
70594320
4.00 5
01/01/2011

Biggest cab I've ever had...awesome!


Snooth User: jdt45acp
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3.00 5
02/08/2011

Three glasses


External Reviews for Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

A good Cabernet, with pleasantly ripe blackberry, cherry and currant flavors, as well as a nice coating of sweet oak. Feels a little rugged in the mouth, with some edgy tannins. Give it a couple hours of decanting before service.


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Source: NapaCabs.com
07/06/2011

Winemaker Notes - Our 2007 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon has a shimmering, intense purple and ruby color. The nose is alluring and complex with aromas of black cherry, blueberry, lavender, currant, apple, sweet basil leaf and exotic notes of toasted chocolate, cr me Brule and oak spice. The mouth-feel is full-bodied and rich with well integrated, fine grain tannins give way to lush, juicy flavors of blackberry and blueberry accompanied by dark chocolate, and anise. The finish is long and velvety with sweet cherry, clove spice, tobacco and pencil shavings. Recommended drinking time is five to ten years from vintage. Maximum suggested aging is fifteen years from vintage.


External Review
Source: Premium Wine & Spirits
05/19/2011

Intense and a tad rustic, offering drying, chewy tannins that have a leathery edge. This delivers dried currant, black licorice and graphite on a full body, remaining dry and minerally on the finish. Decant for now. Drink now through 2018.



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[90 pts Robert Parker] The dark ruby/purple-hued 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits more classic creme de cassis sweet black cherry and spice notes. Again elegance seems to be the modus operandi even though this wine is bigger and more tannic than the Cabernet Franc. It cuts a broad swath across the palate with excellent depth purity and length. It should drink well for a decade or more.

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