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Titus Vineyards

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

WA - 90 Points
JS - 92 Points
JD - 92 Points

AG - 92 Points
Wine Spectrum - Wine Of The Year
 2016 Accolades 

The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays the brilliance or our Titus Ranch Estate with the preponderance of the Cabernet for this year's wine coming from this vineyard site.  The sandy soils on the property and limited irrigation throughout the growing season make for wines with beautiful depth and lushness of tannin.  The 2016 exhibits aromas of pomegranate, Bing Cherry, crushed flowers, sweet herbs, dried cranberries, and mocha.  The delightful aromas follow through to the mouth-filling and concentrated palate with flavors of French plum, mission fig, fruit leather, cocoa powder, and espresso.  The tannins and acid provide freshness and grace to the wine that makes it tasty and approachable.  Enjoy now through 2026.

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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon

Technical Information

Vinification

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon was harvested in the two-week period from September 27th-October 12th of 2016.  All the 2016 fruit was fully harvested before the rain started to fall on the 14th.  It was gently destemmed and then pumped to a tank.  It was fermented on the skins from 10-14 days and then drained at the completion of alcoholic fermentation.  After draining it was racked to 55% new barrels (50% of which are Hungarian Oak, 40% French Oak and 10% American Oak) to barrels for aging.  It was then racked quarterly for the first year before being racked to tank in May 2018 for bottling.

 

Wine Profile

The 2016 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon displays the brilliance or our Titus Ranch Estate with the preponderance of the Cabernet for this year's wine coming from this vineyard site.  The sandy soils on the property and limited irrigation throughout the growing season make for wines with beautiful depth and lushness of tannin.  The 2016 exhibits aromas of pomegranate, Bing Cherry, crushed flowers, sweet herbs, dried cranberries, and mocha.  The delightful aromas follow through to the mouth-filling and concentrated palate with flavors of French plum, mission fig, fruit leather, cocoa powder, and espresso.  The tannins and acid provide freshness and grace to the wine that makes it tasty and approachable.  Enjoy now through 2026.

 


Technical Information:

 

Vineyard Manager:      Eric Titus

Winemaker:                 Stephen Cruzan

Appellation:                 Napa Valley

Harvest Date:              September 27 - October 12

Blend:                          85% Cabernet Sauvignon 
                                    6.5% Petit Verdot
                                    5% Merlot
                       
             3.5% Malbec