Titus Vineyards Cabernet Franc Napa 2014 Titus Vineyards Cabernet Franc Napa 2014 Titus Vineyards Cabernet Franc Napa 2014 Download PDF

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Winery Titus Vineyards
Varieties81% Cabernet Franc / 5% Cabernet Sauvignon / 10% Malbec / 2% Merlot / 1% Petit Verdot
Farming Practiceslow-intensity farming techniques / no pesticides or biocides, and no unnecessary fertilization
Soilswell-drained, sandy, alluvial soils
Hectares/Acres40 acres total
Harvest Techniqueby hands
Yeastcultured
Fermentationdestemmed directly into stainless steel tanks / ferments over 21 days / free run wine is racked to barrel (50% new French and Hungarian oak)
Malolacticyes
Maturation20 months in French oak and Hungarian (racked quarterly for first year)
Filterlight
Finingnone
Alcohol14.9%
Item NoT06151-14
Size750ML
Bottle Case12
Country United States
Region California
Sub-region Napa Valley
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Titus Vineyards Cabernet Franc Napa 2014
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“The 2014 is a wonderful expression of the variety Cabernet Franc. It’s open aromas of bright cherry, fresh plum, strawberry and currants are underscored by notes of cocoa powder, sage, lavender, sandalwood and earl grey tea. The palate opens with a core of rich red fruit highlighted by flavors of strawberry compote, dried cherries and cranberries that lead to hints of Mexican chocolate, baking spices, roasted coffee and cigar box.” Winemaker’s notes

Located among 45 acres of historic vineyard in St. Helena, Napa Valley along the Silverado Trail, Titus Vineyards is a 2nd generation, family-owned and farmed estate that produces high quality grapes for limited production Napa Valley wines. A partnership between the vineyard and the surrounding environment, Titus Vineyards is also a partnership between the generation of the family that planted the estate and the generation that now farms it, a philosophy that is epitomized by the hard work of two men, brothers Eric (grape grower) and Phillip Titus (winemaker).

The Titus wine style focuses on creating robust reds that complement the Titus brothers' down home character.  Placing equal importance on viticultural and winemaking practices, Eric avoids pesticides, biocides and unnecessary fertilization in the vineyard, while Philip strives to extract as much color, flavor and structure from the grapes, without over-extracting tannins.

Believing that it takes great grapes to make great wines, the brothers aim to create red wines that reflect the family's personal sense of taste and style–full bodied and well balanced. By blending complementary varietals, Titus Vineyards creates wines that are distinctive and balanced, fusing the classic varietal characteristics with the vineyard location.