Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2012

Member Review by EMark:

Attractive dark red-purple in the glass. "Typical" cabernet yeasty-musty-woody aroma. Not the most full-bodied cab I've ever had. Some berry fruit on the tip of the tongue, the the woody-tannic stuff happens. It is interesting that the astringent tannin sensation pretty much takes over, but does not offend. I can't see this wine winning over a lot of people. It is a good wine that will go better with the meal than alone. US$28.99 at Total wines.

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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

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Snooth User: EMark
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3.00 5
Vintage: 2008 11/02/2012

Attractive dark red-purple in the glass. "Typical" cabernet yeasty-musty-woody aroma. Not the most full-bodied cab I've ever had. Some berry fruit on the tip of the tongue, the the woody-tannic stuff happens. It is interesting that the astringent tannin sensation pretty much takes over, but does not offend. I can't see this wine winning over a lot of people. It is a good wine that will go better with the meal than alone. US$28.99 at Total wines.


Snooth User: garcianick
70594320
4.00 5
Vintage: 2007 01/01/2011

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


Snooth User: jdt45acp
75261410
3.00 5
Vintage: 2007 02/08/2011

Three glasses


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.50 5
Vintage: 2005 05/01/2009

medium acidity with strong tannin finish Updated May 01, 2009 - Slightly herbacious nose. Very smooth and well balanced. Fruit is delicous and present up front. Tastes of blackberry, tobacco, and black cherries. Subtle mix of tannins and acidity provide excellent balance and finish.


0.00 5
Vintage: 2005 03/31/2009

This is a Gold Medal Wine Club Platinum Series selection. Titus Vineyards’ 2005 Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon was produced from the winery’s family estate vineyard, located on Napa Valley’s floor just north of St. Helana on the Silverado Trail. The site is characterized by its ability to produce complex wines with well-defined fruit flavors, gentle acids and naturally balanced tannins. Awarded 91 Points from Connoisseurs’ Guide, this release is the fourth vintage of Titus Reserve Cabernet and exudes the unique, chewy and rich varietal characters of the winery’s best estate grapes. Blending in a small amount of Petite Verdot elevates the wine’s elegant structure while a bit of Malbec and Cabernet Franc highlight the wine’s red fruit characters. This robust red wine is firing on all cylinders – mouth coating and full bodied, elegant and lush. Deep aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry and cassis are framed by layers of sweet and spicy oak, exotic allspice, smoky vanilla, mocha and smooth milk chocolate nuances. On the palate, the firm but round tannins balance the ripe fruit notes, espresso and sweet oak flavors that pair nicely with grilled steaks and rack of lamb. Aged 22 months in oak. 90% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petite Verdot, 2% Malbec, 1% Cabernet Franc. Enjoy now until 2015.


Snooth User: jkagel
81001919
3.00 5
Vintage: 2005 09/04/2008

Three glasses


Snooth User: jathompson
43069167
3.50 5
Vintage: 2002 04/07/2008

Three and a half glasses


External Reviews for Titus Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Vintage: 2009 01/13/2013

The concentrated and glass filling aromas of black cherry, red currant, and sweet plum come across as being accompanied by sweet oak spices, dark chocolate, raw sugar, and violets. The aromas translate directly to the palate swim along with well integrat


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Vintage: 2006 10/25/2010

Titus 06 Cabernet Sauvignon


External Review
Vintage: 2006 11/25/2009

Titus Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 2006 750ML


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Vintage: 2006 06/09/2010

The 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon has loads of floral notes intermixed with lead pencil shavings, blueberry and black currant. The wine is medium to full-bodied, and displays some white chocolate and plenty of spice. A classic Cabernet Sauvignon, it should drink nicely for 10-15 years. Bright, complex, and intense, our 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays concentrated aromas of black currant, cherry, blackberry, dried apricot, violet, tarragon, coriander and dark cocoa mingling with undertones of baking spices and sweet tobacco. The palate is juicy and mouth-filling with well balanced structure and complexity. Vibrant flavors of bing cherries, pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry and blueberry are enveloped with layers of baking and pepper spices, chocolate, and hints of cigar wrapping leaf. The finish is smooth with lasting round tannins, toasty oak, and coffee. Recommended drinking time is three to five years from vintage, with about one hour of decanting prior to drinking. Maximum suggested aging is thirteen years from vintage.


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Vintage: 2006 12/15/2011

Bright, complex, and intense, our 2006 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays concentrated aromas of black currant, cherry, blackberry, dried apricot, violet, tarragon, coriander and dark cocoa mingling with undertones of baking spices and sweet tobacco. The palate is juicy and mouth-filling with well balanced structure and complexity. Vibrant flavors of bing cherries, pomegranate, raspberry, cranberry and blueberry are enveloped with layers of baking and pepper spices, chocolate, and hints of cigar wrapping leaf. The finish is smooth with lasting round tannins, toasty oak, and coffee. Recommended drinking time is three to five years from vintage, with about one hour of decanting prior to drinking. Maximum suggested aging is thirteen years from vintage. - Winery ** Only 5 in Stock **


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Vintage: 2005 10/24/2011

Rich, dark and intense, this is well-focused on the currant and blackberry fruit. Its also well-structured, with firm tannins, yet the earthy Cabernet flavors flow through nicely. Best from 2011 through 2016. 505 cases made. -JL Our fourth vintage of Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon exudes the unique, chewy and rich varietal characters of our best estate Cabernet Sauvignon grapes. Blending in a small amount of Petit Verdot elevates the wine's elegant structure while a bit of Malbec and Cabernet Franc highlight the wine's red fruit characters. This robust, red wine is firing on all cylinders - mouth coating and full bodied, elegant and lush. Deep aromas of ripe blackberry, cherry and cassis are framed by layers of sweet and spicy oak, exotic allspice, smoky vanilla, mocha and milk chocolate. On the palate, the firm but round tannins balance the ripe fruit notes, espresso and sweet oak flavors. The recommended drinking time for our Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon is four to...


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Vintage: 2005 07/24/2009

vintage after vintage our Cabernet Franc balances lush notes of blue and black fruit against delicate hints of tea leaf and smoke in a velvety mouthful of wine. Our 2004 Cabernet Franc is complex, with bright intensity, round chewy tannins and a lengthy finish. rich aromas of blueberry, pomegranate and linden flower are complemented by secondary characters of black olive, cedar and vanilla. In the mouth, straightforward flavors of ripe strawberry and boysenberry are joined mid-palate by hints of smoky Earl Gray tea, black olive and violets that linger through the long finish.


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