Reviews

Please find below a partial listing of reviews on our wines.  You may click on the varietal below to jump to the corresponding reviews.  If you have additional questions about any of our wines, please do not hesitate to Contact Us.

CABERNET SAUVIGNON      ZINFANDEL      CABERNET FRANC

LOT 1      PETITE SIRAH   SAUVIGNON BLANC

 

 

Cabernet Sauvignon

 

2010 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 93 , Wine Advocate (#209 Oct 2013)

The inky/purple-colored 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Reserve boasts beautiful aromas of blackberries, creme de cassis, violets and spice box. Full-bodied with beautiful purity, an incremental, but impressive texture, a certain gracefulness and nobility, and a long, concentrated finish, this is a powerful but authoritative statement on the high quality that can exist in Napa Valley. Consume it over the next 10-15 years. 

I have always enjoyed the wines from this producer as they tend to be reasonably priced, fruity, flavorful and supple-textured. -RP

2010 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 , Wine Advocate (#209 Oct, 2013)

The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a dark ruby/purple color with sweet cassis fruit, medium to full body, impressive purity and depth, and a fine finish. This sexy, big, rich Napa Cabernet Sauvignon with no hard edges should be enjoyed over the next decade. 

I have always enjoyed the wines from this producer as they tend to be reasonably priced, fruity, flavorful and supple-textured. - RP

2010 TITUS RESERVE Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 , Wine Spectator (Nov 15, 2013)

Deftly balanced, this restrained style pushes extracted red and dark berry notes to the front, supported by firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink now through 2024. 436 cases made. –JL

2010 TITUS Cabernet Sauvignon - 92 , Wine Specatator (Nov 15, 2013)

Combines ripe, firm, rich layers of dark berry, loamy earth, graphite and cedar with firm tannins and a measure of finesse and grace. Tight backbone. Drink now through 2024. 2,370 cases made. –JL

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.
 

 
2006 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon - 90 - Wine Enthusiast #189 (Dec. 2009)
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
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. R.P

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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Zinfandel

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 America (May 2008) 

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 St. Helena.

TITUS 2005 Zinfandel
"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)

TITUS 1999 Old Vine Mendocino County Zinfandel 91 - The Wine Advocate
"...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)

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Cabernet Franc


2006 TITUS Cabernet Franc - 91 - WINE NEWS (June 23, 2009)
Dense garnet hue. Enticing scents of blackberry, raspberry and toasted oak. Ripe flavors of raspberry and baked cherry pie. Velvety tannins and continued cherry notes define the pure, clean close

2005 TITUS Cabernet Franc - GOLD MEDAL - Best of Appellation from Appellation America (May 2008)
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 St. Helena.

2005 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Franc
"Here's an amazing conjunction of soft appealing ripeness and a relentless tannic and oaken structure. The elements are classic, as in the red cabernet franc wines of the central Loire Valley: spiced and macerated red and black currants and blueberries; cedar and cigar box; granite and gravel; forest and underbrush; violets and lavender; dusty plums. The oak is perfumed, almost exotic and ecclesiastical, like incense in an ancient church where the wood altar is polished every day, while the finish is long, demanding and austere. 561 cases. Best from 2009 or '10 through 2015 or '17." - Fredric Koeppel, KoeppelOnWine (December 2007)

2005 TITUS Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 90 - Vintrust’s SOMM SELECTIONS (Winter 2007)
AROMA: very spicy, black pepper and curry. FLAVOR: smoke, black tea, cocoa. STRUCTURE: velvety and rich with a cleansing acidity. LENGTH: soft and even, with finish of mild tannin. BALANCE: very complex, should balance with age. DRINK: 2007-2016.

2005 TITUS Cabernet Franc - 88 - The Wine Advocate
“The attractive, dark ruby/purple-tinged 2005 Cabernet Franc offers elegant blue and red fruit-dominated aromatics with notions of spice, graphite, and earth in the background. Medium-bodied and stylish, it is best consumed over the next 4-5 years.” Robert Parker, Jr. (Dec. 2007)

2004 TITUS Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 90 - The Wine Advocate
“The 2004 Cabernet Franc reveals a fragrant perfume of wood spice, blue and red fruits (raspberries and blueberries), medium to full body, beautiful purity, and ethereal elegance as well as finesse. It is an impressive red built on nuance and subtlety. Drink it over the next 7-8 years.” Robert Parker, Jr. (Dec. 2006)

2002 TITUS Vineyards Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 89 - The Wine Advocate
“The deep ruby-hued 2002 Cabernet Franc exhibits a pronounced nose of blue and black fruits, background spice, loamy soil, and flowers. Medium-bodied and elegant, with some dusty tannin, it is a stylish, graceful red to enjoy over the next 5-7 years.” Robert Parker, Jr. (Feb 28, 2005)

1999 TITUS Napa Valley Cabernet Franc - 93 - Wine & Spirits
“At it’s best, Napa Valley cabernet franc ripens to a velvety texture, carrying significant extract with elegance and ease. Titus 1999 Cabernet Franc (93 points) achieves that here in a sort of succulent austerity, full yet firm, jamming with red currant flavor, deliciously juicy while holding to a smooth sophistication. It will age, but it’s also a treat to drink now”. (December 2001)

1999 TITUS Cabernet Franc Napa Valley – 90 - International Wine Cellar
Bright red-ruby. Aromas of cassis, bitter cherry, rose petal, licorice and fresh herbs, along with a light resiny nuance. Large-scales, chewy and rich, but quite dry and not at all heavy, with pepper, licorice and spice notes. A mouthfilling, solidly structured wine in a rather grown-up style. Finishes with good focus and spicy persistence, along with a note of incense.” Steven Tanzer (May/June 2002)

1999 TITUS Cabernet Franc - 91- The Wine Advocate
“This winery is doing splendid work as evidenced by the classy, concentrated 1999 Cabernet Franc. Its healthy saturated ruby/purple color is followed by aromas of blueberries, cranberry liqueur, and spicy oak. Rich, medium to full-bodied, elegant, and flavorful, this is a tour de force for California Cabernet Franc. It displays the weightless character Cabernet Franc can achieve along with exceptional flavor intensity. Bravo! Drink it over the next 10-12 years."  Robert Parker, Jr (June 2002)

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LOT 1


“Revealing the most saturated ruby/purple color, the Titus 2003 Lot 1 offers attractive aromas of graphite, scorched earth, blackberries, and cassis. Full bodied with nicely harnessed power, elegance, & purity. This beauty should evolve and expand over the next 2-4 years. It will keep for 12-15 years.” Robert Parker, Jr. (December 2006)“This interesting and wonderful blend of 48% Petit Verdot, 42% Petite Syrah, and 10% Zinfandel carries a dark inky garnet in the glass, which explodes out of the glass with dried rose, spice box, cranberry, black cracked pepper, and warm oak. On the tongue, the wine is huge with firm tannins, red pepper flakes, dried vanilla, hint of tobacco, and a touch of wonderful acidity (Meyer lemon perhaps). The fantastic tannins and perfect balance really help to show off the warmth and depth of this fantastic wine.” (December 2006)“The 2001 Lot 1 possesses a saturated ruby/purple color along with additional crème de cassis and licorice characteristics as well as a more brooding personality. It cuts a deeper, broader feel across the palate, but the tannin is sweet, nicely integrated, and pleasant. Consume it over the next 7-8 years.” Robert Parker, Jr. (Feb 28, 2005)(A blend of 67% Petite Sirah, 28% Petit Verdot, and 5% Zinfandel) Exhibits a saturated blue/purple color along with enticing notes of creme de cassis, blackberries, smoke and graphite. Full-bodied, rich, layered, and dense, with high but sweet tannin, this impressive 1999 should age nicely for 8-9 years." Robert Parker, Jr. (June 2002)“Dark, mysterious and powerful, this is an inky, teeth-staining mouthful of smoky, spicy, mocha-scented oak and reduced flavors of blueberries and currants, with a long, chewy, tannic aftertaste. A blend of Petite Sirah, Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. Drink now through 2009. 80 cases made. (JL) Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley 1999 – 85 points: Ripe and complex, though the wood plays a vital role in this wine. It offers depth, with dill, blackberry, earth, plum and plenty of cedar flavors, finishing with firm chewy tannins. Drink now through 2007. 1,250 cases made”. J.L. (2002)“There are only 160 cases of the stunning 1997 Red Table Wine Lot 1 (a surprising blend of 65% Petite Sirah, 30% Petit-Verdot, and 5% Zinfandel). It boasts a healthy black/purple color as well as aromas of licorice, blueberries, blackberries, minerals, and subtle oak. It offers explosive ripeness in the rich, beautifully integrated, silky tannin, adequate acidity, stunning richness, and an impressive finish. It saturates the palate, yet has no hard edges. Anticipated maturity: now-2015. Very impressive!” Robert Parker, Jr. (Dec 2000)TITUS 2003 LOT 1 - - The Wine Advocate92


TITUS 2002 LOT 1 - Boutique Wine Cellars


TITUS 2001 LOT 1 - - The Wine Advocate 90


TITUS 1999 LOT 1 – 90- The Wine Advocate


TITUS 1999 LOT 1 - - The Wine Spectator 89


TITUS 1997 LOT 1 - - The Wine Advocate93

 

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Petite Sirah
Another great Petite Sirah from Titus. Their ’07 rocked, and so does this one, which is 100% varietal. It has the smooth, velvety texture of a good Cabernet Sauvignon, with rich flavors of blackberries, cassis and spicy Indian pudding. Brings real class to a variety that can be rustic. — S.H. 2008 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah - 92 - The Wine Enthusiast (Dec 2009) #186


Toast, vanilla and cola notes mingle nicely with peppery flavors and a touch of forest floor. The tannins are big and bold, veering toward drying on the finish, where the black cherry and plum notes kick in. Drink now through 2018. 321 cases made. –MW 2008 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah - 87 - Wine Spectator (Web Only 2012) 


The 2007 Petite Sirah is typical of that varietal. Inky blue/purple, with plenty of incense, blueberry, blackberry, espresso, and almost scorched earth, the wine is super-rich, impressively textured, and very full-bodied, with high but sweet tannin. This wine should drink nicely for 20 years. - R.P. 2007 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah - 90 - The Wine Advocate (Dec 2009) #186


An elegant style, showing ripe red cherry and currant flavors and plenty of detail, with spice, vanilla, cigar and earth accents. The tannins are firm, but stay in the background. Drink now through 2015. 1,044 cases made.2007 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah - - The Wine Spectator 89
 

—M.W.
"Produced from one of California's most underrated varietals the 2004 Petite Sirah boasts plenty of blackberry, smoke, licorice, and incense aromas, beautiful flavors of blueberries, vanilla, violets and other assorted flowers, and plenty of silky tannin. Still unevolved and primary, but beautifully made, it should be at its finest between 2009-2020." Robert Parker, Jr. (Dec. 2006)2004 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah - - The Wine Advocate 91+


“The 2004 Titus Vineyards Petite Sirah, of which only 350 cases were made, was clearly one of the crowd favorites. At $35, this could have been the best value at the tasting.” Doug Ernst (March 1, 2007 - Review of Appellation St. Helena Trade Tasting) “As this very well-made wine so capably attests, it is possible for Petite Sirah to be both fruity and true to its varietal heritage. It is not so much “brawny” as it is weighty and nicely filled, and its proper suggestions of pepper and earth are underlain by a deep sense of optimally ripened blackberries. It leans to ripeness and dries a touch at the finish with moderate tannins providing a bit of varietal grip.” (May 2007) "The opaque purple-colored, monolithic, rich, extracted 1999 Petite Sirah possesses low acidity, sweet tannin, and a boatload of black fruits. If it develops complexity, it will be outstanding. It has the potential to age for 15+ years.” Robert Parker, Jr. (June 2002) Doesn’t belong in the drawing room, but flavorful. Dense and chewy, with plenty of tannic grip to cedary oak, blackberry, earth, black pepper and plum flavors. Drink now through 2007. 120 cases made. (June 30, 2002)2004 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah – - St Helena Star94


2004 TITUS Vineyards Petite Sirah – - Connoisseurs’ Guide to California Wine90, One Puff


1999 TITUS Vineyards 1999 Petite Sirah Mendocino County - - The Wine Advocate88+


1999 TITUS Vineyards 1999 Petite Sirah Mendocino County – – The Wine Spectator 86

 

 


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 Sauvignon Blanc

 

 , Wine Spectator2010 Titus Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 86, (Web 2011)Lemon meringue notes give way to a light-bodied, juicy, crisp wine, featuring lemon-lime flavors and fresh herbal notes. Drink now. 710 cases made. –MW

 

 , 2009 Titus Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 88,Wine Spectator (Web 2011) A focused wine, offering plenty of juicy fruit flavors—peach, tangerine, lemon and melon—that mingle with aromatic notes of citrus zest and flowers. This shows a terrific, mouthwatering acidity and orange sherbet finish. Drink now. 860 cases made. –MW .

 

 , 2008 Titus Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 4 STARS,The Press Democrat (July 27, 2009) A sassy sauvignon blanc. Notes of grapefruit, lime and jalapeño. Good acid. Long, spicy finish.

 

 , , 2008 Titus Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc90WINE NEWS (June 23, 2009)

 

 Pale straw hue. Appealing scents of white peach, honeydew and lemon. Juicy flavors of lemon custard and nectarine imbued with creamy acidity. Almond impressions emerge in the fresh close.