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2009 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 , Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2012)
Very rich and fleshy without being weighty, with dense currant, black licorice, sage and dried herb. Unfolds in a graceful manner with a long, persistent finish. Drink now through 2026. 408 cases made. –JL
2009 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 , Wine Specatator (Nov 15, 2012)
Pure, rich, dense and structured, with a deep core of dark berry, black licorice, espresso and dried herb. Gains depth and holds focus. Long on the finish. Drink now through 2024. 2,065 cases made. –JL
TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 -, Wine Enthusiast (Dec. 2010) website
The 80% new oak on this wine really sticks out, giving toasty, caramelized and vanilla bean notes. That makes the underlying cherry, blackberry and raspberry fruit, which is superripe, taste jammy, almost sweet. The result is a little in your face, but it’s quite a rich wine that might develop some bottle nuance over the next 4–6 years. S.H.
2007 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 87 -, Wine Enthusiast (Oct. 2010)
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. –SH
2007 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 90+ -, Wine Advocate (Dec. 2010) #192
Far better is the 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of black currants, cedar, smoke, earth and spice in this rich, authoritative, full-bodied Napa Cabernet. Consume it over the next 10-12+ years. . –RP
2007 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - -86 -, Wine Advocate (Dec. 2010) #192
An attractive, elegant effort, the medium dark ruby-hued 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon possesses cedar and spice notes as well as medium body. Its mid-palate is slightly lacking and the finish is somewhat short, but it should offer pleasant drinking over the next 6-8 years. . –RP
2007 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 -, Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2010)
This dense red shows rich, loamy earth, dried currant and berry, with black licorice, sage and mocha notes. A big yet tight and firm red, full-bodied and well-structured, gaining velocity. Its best years lie ahead. Best from 2011 through 2020. 383 cases made. –JL
2007 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 -, Wine Spectator (Sep 30, 2010)
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. 4,448 cases made. –JL
2007 TITUS Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 - Beverage Dynamics (Mar/Apr 2012)
The combination of an easy to love vintage in Napa along with the grape growing and winemaking skills of the Titus brothers makes this a standout. Classic Napa Cab. Rich toasty oak; flavors of black cherry, berry and violet. Soft and elegant.
2006 TITUS Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 - Wine Enthusiast (Dec. 2009)
Titus’s regular ’06 Cab is a wonderful wine. Their Reserve is even better, showing a more dramatic structure of smooth, complex tannins and a more intense, fruity profile. Offers lavish waves of blackberries, black currants, cassis, smoky oak and minerals, with notes of chocolate and cappuccino. Delicious now and through 2013. — S.H.
A lovely Cabernet, soft and gentle, with deeply satisfying fruit and a rich integration of oak. Blended with Merlot, the wine shows red and black cherry, blackberry, violet, smoky butter and cedar flavors leading to a long, spicy finish. The tannins are textbook Napa, ripe and fine. Drink now–2012. — S.H.
2006 TITUS Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 - Wine Advocate (Dec. 2009) #189
The outstanding 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve has more blackberry, blueberry, espresso, and chocolate notes, with hints of licorice, and again, spring flowers. This dense, rich wine has subtle smoke, full body, and is a seriously endowed, classic Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. It should drink well for 15 or more years. - R.P.
2006 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 88 - Wine Advocate (Dec. 2009) #189
2006 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 92, Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2009)
Rich, intense and focused on ripe, supple, peppery currant, plum and blackberry fruit that's both complex, concentrated and focused, ending with a long, persistent finish that reveals extra depth and flavor nuances. Ends with firm, dry tannins. Decant. Drink now through 2017. 516 cases made. –JL
2006 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2009)
A rich, chunky, firmly tannic youngster, with a concentrated core of dried currant, mineral, sage and dusty berry. Gains depth and complexity on the finish, ending with a dash of mineral and black licorice. Best from 2011 through 2017. 4,402 cases made. –JL
2005 Titus Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon 92 points WINE NEWS (June 23, 2009)
Medium garnet hue. Complex aromas of black cherry, chocolate and sweet tobacco with secondary nuances of wintergreen and pencil lead. Creamy flavors of blackberry and raspberry. Hints of orange pekoe tea and baker’s chocolate accent the juicy close
2005 Titus Cabernet Sauvignon 91 points WINE NEWS (June 23, 2009)
Dense garnet hue. Aromas of black cherry, toasted oak and cedar. Juicy flavors of raspberry with a kirsch-like intensity. Polished tannins in the raspberry-soaked close
2005 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 91, CONNOISSEURS' GUIDE To California Wine (Dec, 2008)
7% Petit Verdot; 2% Malbec; 1% Cabernet Franc. Earning its title by dint of more richness and depth than is shown by its less-pricey partner, this weighty and well-concentrated wine is both supple and solid with plenty of volume and a fine sense of polish. It is roughed up at present by undisguised tannins, yet it stays fruity and focused, and its ongoing impressions of careful proportion are the sure guarantor of a handsome maturity five to eight years from now.
2005 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, CONNOISSEURS' GUIDE To California Wine (Dec, 2008)
13% Petit Verdot; 7% Malbec; 1% Merlot. There is a nice bit of young, tightly bound fruit to be found in the nose here, and it shares equal billing with rooty spice while touches of tar make themselves known. Similarly, the wine is both fruity and slightly woodsy in taste with nominal tannins for proper structural grip and a firm finish that calls for age.
2005 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 Points - Appellation St. Helena Tasting, Jim Gallagher's Wine Seminar (Oct 28, 2008)
Dark red, purple edge; bouquet of blackberry, earth, mineral and light toast; medium body, superb fruit, good acid-tannin balance; superb finish: rich, long, luscious aftertaste—lovely, 3-8 years
2005 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 88, Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2008)
"Rich, dark and intense, this is well-focused on the currant and blackberry fruit. It's also well-structured, with firm tannins, yet the earthy Cabernet flavors flow through nicely. Best from 2011 through 2016." - J.L.
2005 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 - Enobytes.com
Full bodied and heavily perfumed, this wine impresses as soon as it is poured. Deep purple hue for color and long legs are a great start for this winery; signs of quality in production and finished product will have the folks remembering the Titus name after tasting. If you are a fan of well made Napa Cabernets, chances are you have tasted this winemaker's wines before as he has served as the winemaker for a couple of award winning prestigious wineries going back two decades. Generous to a fault, this wine gives and gives, rewarding the senses with floral and ripe fruit aromas. Made in the classic Bordeaux style, the flavors mingle berry with a hint of deep caramel, chocolate and coffee. The plush finish lingers lush and sexy. MDME (March 2008)
2005 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon
”While the wine is impressively, close to devastatingly, pure and intense, it's also all about structure now, dominated by the broad framing and deep foundation of polished, spicy oak, chewy, grainy tannins and dark, vibrant acid. The wine is reticent, but not truculent, closed in but not distant. Some might call its condition Olympian detachment waiting for the right moment to unbend in a dignified manner, say from 2010 to 2016 to '18.” - Fredric Koeppel, KoeppelOnWine (December 2007)
2005 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 89, The Wine Advocate (Dec. 2007)
“Dark ruby/purple colored, the 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a sweet bouquet of crème de cassis and black cherries, soft tannin, and an easy-going, broad mouthfeel. Drink it over the next 8-12 years.”
2004 Titus RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon
"The structure is amazing -- huge, supple, vibrant, inviting -- and the lushness, the spiciness, the pure and bright ripeness of black fruit flavors are unearthly. The wine is notably austere, even aloof from mid-palate back, but it avoids any astringency in favor of brooding intensity. 208 cases. This is for the long-haul, say 2012 to 2018 to '20." - Fredric Koeppel, KoeppelOnWine (December 2007)
2004 Titus RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 90, The Wine Advocate (Dec. 2007)
“The 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve reveals more toasty new oak, graphite, and spice along with blackberry and cassis scents. Medium-bodied and elegant, with soft tannin and a good finish, it should be drunk over the next decade.”
2004 Titus RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 - Vintrust’s SOMM SELECTIONS (Winter 2007)
AROMA: sweet oak, dried tobacco, complex berries. FLAVOR: deep red berry, complex, smoky, earth. STRUCTURE: tight, tannic, should open with time. LENGTH: fruit flavors are long and intriguing. BALANCE: in spite of tightness, well balanced. DRINK: 2007-2016.
2004 Titus RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 - The Wine Spectator (November 15, 2007)
"Taut and tannic, with concentrated dusty berry, cedary oak and firm tannins that are focused, intense and complex, gaining depth and richness on the finish. Best from 2009-2016." J.L.
2004 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 - The Wine Advocate (Dec. 2006)
"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." - Robert Parker, Jr.
2004 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
San Francisco Chronicle (April 13, 2007) - One of the Best Napa Valley Cabs Under $50
TWO STARS "2004 Titus Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon ($41) Brothers Eric and Phillip Titus were fortunate that their parents were farsighted in the 1960s, buying up some good Napa Valley vineyards when the grapes planted there included Mondeuse, Burger and Golden Chasselas. Cab's a better use of the land, as evidenced by this concentrated wine with big oak flavors, sweet cherry and hints of toasted wheat." - W. Blake Gray
2004 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - Boutique Wine Cellars (December 2006)
“Another fantastic effort from Titus Vineyards, the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon is tinged purple and offers a beautiful bouquet of blackberry, rhubarb, ground coffee, and sweet crushed pepper. This wine had fantastic length, which was layered with blueberry, ground stone, crushed flowers, licorice, and fig. The wine is drinking quite beautifully now, but could be drunk over the next 3 years.”
2003 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 2007 BRONZE MEDAL WINNER - National Womens Wine Competition, Wines Women Want. Category: Cabernet Sauvignon's Over $30
2003 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 - Wine Enthusiast
"Classic Napa Cabernet, rich and sensuous in tannins that are fully approachable now, with ripe black currant and mocha flavors enriched with smoky, spicy oak. The wine is nicely dry. Beautiful now and best in the next few years for its fat, opulently youthful quality." - S.H., (August 2006)
2003 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon
San Francisco Chronicle - Outstanding 2003 Napa Valley Cabernet Under $50
“Fine balance and juicy black cherry and cassis fruit make this a winner, with complex chocolate truffle and pencil-lead background notes. Velvety tannins and crisp acidity make for easy sipping.” (April 6, 2006)
TITUS Vineyards 2002 Napa Valley RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 91 - Wine Enthusiast
“Richer and more satisfying than Titus’ regular ’02, mainly due to a more intense blackberry, cherry and cocoa fruit and a finer structure. For all the ripeness, the acids and tannins keep the palate stimulated for the next sip. But I don’t think it’s an ager. Drink now."– SH (October, 2005)
TITUS Vineyards 2002 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 - Wine Spectator Insider
"Generous and ripe, with deep, plush roasted Black cherry, black currant, licorice and chocolate
flavors, giving it a tinge of mocha. Macaroon oak and round tannins slide through a lingering finish.
Drink now through 2007."—J.L. (4-20-05)
TITUS Vineyards 2001 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 91 - Wine Enthusiast
Shows the classic traits of the appellation and vintage, with well-ripened black currant fruit, elaborate oak, smooth and complex tannins and good acidity. (October 2004)
TITUS Vineyards 2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 88 - Wine Spectator
Ripe and concentrated, with fine depth to blackberry, vanilla and chocolate tones, underscored by generous toasty oak and supple tannins. A hint of wet earth shades the finish. Drink now through 2007. (Oct 15, 2003)
TITUS Vineyards 2000 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 One Puff - Connoisseurs Guide
Led by very direct, ripe cherry smells in its nicely oaked and wholly accessible nose, this trim, smoothly balanced bottling follows in kind with clean, well-fruited flavors that may lack for a bit of range but get the nod for their prettiness, polish and overall amicability. It is tasty now to be sure, but two or three years of keeping should see it in even better form. (August 2003)
TITUS Vineyards 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley – 90 - International Wine Cellar
"Bright red-ruby. Complex nose melds bitter cherry, currant, violet pastille, shiso leaf, pipe tobacco and currant leaf. Rich, sweet and lush in the mouth, with good size and structure. Aromatically complex and not at all heavy. Flavorful finish features sweet, suave tannins and notes of spice and chocolate.: Steven Tanzer (May/June 2002)
TITUS Vineyards 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 89 - The Wine Advocate
(84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 4% Merlot, 2% Malbec and 2% Cabernet Franc) reveals a tighter nose offering loamy soil scents intermixed with cassis, smoke and underbrush. Full-bodied, with sweet tannin, low acidity and excellent extract as well as ripeness, it is more elegant than the Lot 1, but has less character and personality. Drink it over the next 12-15 years. (June 2002)
TITUS Vineyards 1999 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 87 - Wine & Spirits
Fat scents of licorice up front close in on a plum skin bitterness that leaves the finish dry and austere. There’s fresh juice underneath, buried in the silver mine of tannin, just needing time to meld and open. This is grown at the Titus family estate, north of St. Helena.” (June 2002)
TITUS Vineyards 1997 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon – 90 - The Wine Advocate
(1,575 cases of an82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Malbec, 4% Petit-Verdot, 4% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Merlot blend) possesses a more conservative aroma and flavor profile. The color is a less saturated ruby/purple. The aromas consist of smoke, blackberries, blueberries, and subtle wood. In the mouth, it displays admirable expansiveness, richness, and flavor, but more tannin and delineation. Full-bodied, beautifully pure, and impressively rich, with melted tannin and sufficient acidity. It will benefit from another year of cellar age, and last for 15 years. If winemaker Phil Titus and vineyard manager Eric Titus continue to produce wines such as these, they will quickly become two of the most fashionable new names in California winedom.” Robert Parker, Jr. (December 2000)
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2009 TITUS Zinfandel - 89 Points Wine Spectator (June 30, 2011)
Vibrant and jammy, with baked cherry and sassafras aromas that lead to appealing black raspberry, licorice and brown spice flavors. Drink now through 2016. 1,434 cases made. –TF
2009 TITUS Zinfandel - 92 Points The Wine Enthusiast (July 1, 2011)
With nearly 16% alcohol, this is a wine that will delight some Zinfanatics. It’s soft and creamy, with jammy raspberry, red currant, clove, cinnamon, brown sugar and pepper spice flavors. — S.H.
2007 TITUS Zinfandel - 92 Points The Wine Spectator (January 7, 2010)
The blueberry, plum and tomato leaf aromas and flavors had me on first sniff and sip. The sleek, supple texture was polished to a gleam. The wine, which contains 15 percent Petite Sirah, had richness without excess weight, power without the fangs of excess tannins or alcohol. Just what Zin should be. 92 points, non-blind. - Harvey Steiman
2007 TITUS Zinfandel - 90 Points Wine Enthusiast (February, 2010)2006 TITUS Zinfandel - 88 Points Wine News (June 23, 2009)
Medium crimson hue. Complex scents of plum, dust and menthol. Ripe flavors of raspberry and wild cherry. Silky tannins and continued raspberry notes in the close.
2006 TITUS Zinfandel - 93 Points & Editors' Choice, Wine Enthusiast (Mar. 2009)
A beautiful Zinfandel, softly tannic and lush, and showing how Napa Valley dominates the variety when it comes to balance and elegance. The ultra-refined tannins frame flavors of berry jam, currants, mocha, licorice and pepper. This is really a superior Zinfandel. — S.H.
2005 TITUS Zinfandel – SILVER MEDAL, Best of Appellation - Appellation
The best wines are defined by place, and the character of each appellation is defined by its best wines. The Best-of-Appellation evaluation program is an on-going process of identifying the wines in each appellation which best express the character of the appellation and the quality of wine craftsmanship in the region. Appellation America salutes these producers, not only for their individual achievement, but for their contribution to building the identity and reputation of fine winegrowing appellations, such as
"Here's a robust, even exuberant zinfandel, aged completely in American oak, that manages to be beautifully balanced and integrated. The bouquet features blackberry and black currant, briers and brambles with a whiff of crushed black pepper and a touch of syrah-like wet dog. In the mouth, it's warm, ripe and roasted, building layers of smoke, lavender and licorice as the core for delicious black fruit flavors woven with vanilla, dried spice and some of the austerity of American oak. Delicious now with big red meat dishes, or just a grilled ribeye steak with peppercorn sauce, or drink from 2008 through 2011 or '12." - Fredric Koeppel, KoeppelOnWine (December 2007)
TITUS 2000 Old Vine Zinfandel, Mendocino County - Silver Medal 2002 Titus Mendocino County Fair
“You'd have to spend $100 for a major Bordeaux to do better than this California Bordeaux-style blend. The Titus estate, just north of St. Helena on the Silverado Trail, is run by brothers Eric and Phillip Titus, who split caring for the vineyard and the winemaking. The winemaking is as graceful as it gets. This wine has a little Petit Verdot, Merlot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc in the blend. It has a wonderful balance, bright luscious fruit and just a light touch of oak. The tannins are supple enough that you can drink this now or keep it around for a special occasion.”
TITUS 2001 Napa Valley Zinfandel – 92 - Wine & Spirits
Deep in color, rich and pliant in texture, this is pure Napa in its sunny earthiness. The wine grows at the Titus family vineyard, in well drained, alluvial soils on the valley floor, just north of St. Helena on the Silverado Trail. It gains its stature from mature vines (25 years old), building tannins that lift the fruit upward rather than weighing it down. And once lifted, the flavor exposition continues to develop from first to last taste. A fulsome, sophisticated wine for carnitas; or age it eight years from the vintage for a Thanksgiving feast. (October 2004)
TITUS 2001 Napa Valley Zinfandel – 92, 2 puffs - Connoisseurs Guide
Here is an exciting reminder that depth, richness and intensity in Zinfandel need not necessarily come at the cost of disqualifying heat, and its strong and insistent fruit never lets go of absolute control. Rich and well-placed oak brings extra dimension to its incisive themes of optimally ripened blackberries, and its fleshy, slightly supple texture is balanced with fine acidity and a careful bit of tannin. Bound to tempt immediate drinking, it is built for keeping and could improve for years. (May 2004)
TITUS 2000 Old Vine Zinfandel Mendocino County – 90 - Wine Enthusiast
Plush and intensely flavored, with deep-edged black cherry, blackberry, tar, cedar, vanilla, anise and herb notes. It’s smooth textured and long on the finish. Delicious. (September 2003)
TITUS 2000 Zinfandel Napa Valley – 88 - Wine Enthusiast
Firm, focused and well structured, it offers a solid core of black cherry, plum, anise and spice flavors with an herbal touch for added interest. Smooth on the palate. (September 2003)
1999 Titus Napa Valley Zinfandel – 90 - The Wine Advocate
“To date I have enjoyed everything that has emerged from this high quality producer. The 1999 Titus Vineyards Napa Zinfandel displays Châteauneuf du Pape-like aromas of saddle leather, roasted meats, pepper, earth, black raspberries, and kirsch liqueur. Ripe, full-bodied and supple-textured, it provides a big, lusty mouthful of Zinfandel to drink over the next 3-4 years…" Robert Parker, Jr (November 2001)
"...the deep, ruby/purple-colored 1999 Titus Vineyards Mendocino Old Vines Zinfandel is a pure, harmonious, full-bodied, exuberant offering bursting with black fruits, infused with mineral and oak characteristics. Dense, chewy and unctuously-textured this succulent, fat Zinfandel needs to be consumed over the next 4-5 years.” Robert Parker, Jr (November 2001)
TITUS 1999 Napa Valley and Mendocino County Old VineZinfandel - Napa Valley Register
“Titus Vineyards served up…exceptional bottlings. The 1999 Napa Valley Zinfandel offers a varietal perfume with oodles of classic cherry and blueberry flavors on the palate. A small amount of petite sirah in the blend provides the peppery notes…only 250 cases of the ’99 Titus Vineyards Mendocino Redwood Valley Old Vines Zinfandel. This is an intense wine with lots of extract, an aggressive offering with plenty of spice. This is a big personality.” L. Pierce Carson (Feb 1, 2001)