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2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L
Wine Specs
Cabernet Sauvignon
Napa Valley

2016 Cabernet Sauvignon 1.5L

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

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 2030.

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The 2016 Cabernet Sauvingon was harvested in the two-week period with over a dozen passes from September 27th-October 12th 2016. All the 2016 fruit was fully harvested before the rain started to fall on the 14th. It was gently destemmed and then moved to temperature controlled open tanks. It was fermented on the skins from 10-14 days and then drained at the completion of alcoholic fermentaion. The wine was racked to barrels for aging. Tight grain, steam bent oak stave selected is preffered. It was then racked quarterly for the first year. Blending trials begin the summer after harvest with the focus on the core Cabernet lots that are complete wines. By the following January our attention shifts to fine tuning structure, texture and aromatics of the blend. The final blends are polished in the spring with single barrel nuances. 

Vineyard Manager: Eric Titus
Winemaker: Stephen Cruzan
Harvest Date: Sept 27-Oct 12 
Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon 
            6.5% Petit Verdot
            5% Merlot 
            3.5% Malbec

Barrel Aging: 55% New Oak French
                     40% New Oak Hungarian
                     10% New Oak American