One of Napa Valley's true Heritage grapes, and a Titus Family favorite! Produced from 40 year old vines planted by the brothers themselves, Zinfandel is a tradition here at Titus Vineyards - one we are willing to share.
2015 ZINFANDEL NAPA VALLEY
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring, which resulted in early bud break and bloom. A warm winter followed by colder temperatures in May resulted in a smaller crop than the previous three vintages. While drought was of great concern, the lack of water resulted in small grape clusters with highly concentrated flavors. This vintage will be remembered for its high-quality fruit, but low yields.
Our family vineyard is located on 40 acres of Napa Valley floor just north of St. Helena on the Silverado Trail. It has well-drained, sandy, alluvial soils and is characterized by its ability to produce complex wines with well-defined fruit flavors, gentle acids and naturally balanced tannins. Titus Vineyards Napa Valley Zinfandel is produced from 40 year-old vines that are planted on St. George rootstock and dry-farmed. This old-world winegrowing practice produces low yields of concentrated fruit.
Harvested in September of 2015 the clusters were destemmed to tank on arrival to the winery. Once in tank, the wine fermented on the skins for approximately 14 days before the free run wine was drained to barrel. This wine was aged for 10 months in 30% new American Oak.
Vineyard Manager: Eric Titus
Winemaker: Phillip Titus
Appellation: Napa Valley
Blend: 85.5% Zinfandel
10.5% Petite Sirah
Cases Produced: 1993
Harvested: September 18th & 24th, 2014
Release: October 2016
Aging: 16 months, 40% New American Oak
Bottled: December 2015
Total Acidity: 5.9 g/l