According to Eric E. Titus, vineyard manager, this is their first release of Andronicus. As a side note Titus Andronicus is supposed to be Shakespear’s earliest tragedy and is a tale of bloody revenge. As a side side note, I have not read it, and there is a 92% chance that I never will, although I think having just blogged about it maybe that chance is now 80%. In fact it will probably gnaw at me for the rest of my life, so i better put it on my big huge to do list. Actually I need to put “create big huge to do list” on my regular to do list…aah maybe later.
Okay, where was I? Thats how this wine is. Nice segeway eh? Yes I would say that. Multiple layers of blueberry and blackberry created an interesting effect in that each time I took a sip, it tasted different. That might be because of the make up. 77% Cabernet, 9% Malbec, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot, and 3% Cab Franc. The only thing missing to hit for the cylce would be some Carmenere. Thats a baseball reference for all you hockey fans. But it’s just fine without it. I really liked this wine. It’s ready to drink now. There were no tasting notes to compare my notes with, and there is also no information on their website so I dont know how much it costs or how much they made, or anything other than the breakdown of grapes, which I found posted on Snooth.
I had a glass of Andronicus with filet Mignon at a restaurant last night and it was absolutely fantastic. Pairs very well with the red meat. It’s not a fruity jammy California Cab. Much more nuance but still big and bold, nice solid tannins, long finish. Black currant cool mint eucalyptus.