I shall count the ways. 1.) Beautiful vineyards. 2.) Excellent wines. 3.) Fabulous people. 4.) Olives. And on and on and on. We went to Titus on our latest CA visit this past spring, but I bought this wine some time ago. Cabernet Franc is one of my favorites, so I’m unable to resist the Titus version. They don’t make terribly much of it, so we have joined their club in order to ensure our continued to access to the wine. Lifeblood. Wiiiiiiinnnnnnneeeeee. (Says Homer Simpson.) In this particular instance I’m talking about the 2009 Titus Cabernet Franc. It has a real cork closure, clocks in at 14.3% alcohol by volume, and I can’t recall what I paid for it.
Four takeways from this wine:
1.) Buy it. Now.
2.) Spend a day sitting at the picnic table at Titus Vineyards. You won’t regret a moment of that time.
3.) Drink more Cab Franc to encourage more (domestic) wineries to produce and distribute it.
4.) I think this would be awesome in the fall with beef stew.
On the nose I got chocolate, strawberries, raspberries, spices, herbs, sage, coffee, red currants, and cherries. This wine has that kind of nose I want to get lost in. In the mouth I got black raspberry, black cherry, spices, herbs, chocolate, and earth. I found it to be juicy with nice dark fruits and a long finish on the palate. Drink up!