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2017 Titus Reserve Cabernet Sauvignon

ITEM 8101539 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility; Purchased direct from winery

Bidder Amount Total
$70
Item Sold Amount Date
I8106559 1 $70 Feb 6, 2022
I8095227 1 $70 Jan 23, 2022
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RATINGS

94Vinous / IWC

...inky, rich and explosive. Crème de cassis, blueberry jam, chocolate, menthol and sweet spice are all amped up in an unctuous, flamboyantly ripe Cabernet...rich, plush style. Hints of graphite, lavender, spice and new leather build into the super-expressive finish. This is very nicely done.

93Jeb Dunnuck

... Deep black fruits, chocolate, tobacco, and lead pencil shaving-like notes all emerge from the glass, and it's full-bodied, has a plush, seamless textured, ripe tannins, and a great finish...

92James Suckling

Aromas of ripe blackberries and blueberries, as well as cedary and spicy oak influence with forest wood, too. The palate has a super rich and succulent feel with bright, round, blackberry and red-plum flavors on offer and fleshy, juicy and easygoing, smooth tannin resolve.

91The Wine Advocate

...notions of espresso, baked cherries and blackberry preserves over a core of warm cassis and plum pudding plus a waft of Chinese five spice. Full-bodied, the palate had a firm, chewy texture and just enough freshness supporting the muscular fruit, finishing on a fruitcake note.

PRODUCER

Titus

Titus Vineyards is 40-acre estate along the Silverado Trail. It was established in 1968 when Lee and Ruth Titus started acquiring vineyards near St. Helena and replanted them to Bordeaux varietals. The Titus family grew grapes for other producers for about 20 years, then began making their own wine. Today two of Lee and Ruth’s sons, Phillip and Eric, run the estate. Phillip is winemaker. Titus makes Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel, Petite Sirah and Petit Verdot blends, and Sauvignon Blanc.

REGION

United States, California, Napa Valley

Napa Valley AVA is the most famous winemaking region in the United States and one of the most prestigious in the world. With nearly 43,000 acres of vineyards and more than 300 wineries, it is the heart of fine wine production in the United States. Winemaking started in Napa in 1838 when George C. Yount planted grapes and began producing wine commercially. Other winemaking pioneers followed in the late 19th century, including the founders of Charles Krug, Schramsberg, Inglenook and Beaulieu Vineyards. An infestation of phylloxera, an insect that attacks vine roots, and the onset of Prohibition nearly wiped out the nascent Napa wine industry in the early 20th century. But by the late 1950s and early 1960s Robert Mondavi and other visionaries were producing quality wines easily distinguishable from the mass-produced jug wines made in California’s Central Valley. Napa Valley’s AVA was established in 1983, and today there are 16 sub-appellations within the Napa Valley AVA. Many grapes grow well in Napa’s Mediterranean climate, but the region is best known for Cabernet Sauvignon. Chardonnay is also very successfully cultivated, and about 30% of the AVA’s acreage is planted to white grapes, with the majority of those grapes being Chardonnay,

TYPE

Red Wine, Cabernet Sauvignon

One of the most widely grown grape varieties, it can be found in nearly every wine growing region. A cross between Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc. It’s a hardy vine that produces a full-bodied wine with high tannins and great aging potential.