Titus Vineyards, Cabernet Franc, 2007

From their literature:  “…shimmering, intense ruby color.  The nose is alluring and complex with aromas of blueberry, violets, mocha, currant and oak spice.  Mouthfilling, well integrated, fine grain tannins give way to lush, juicy flavors of boysenberry and sweet cherry are wrapped in sweet tobacco leaf, dark cocoa and black tea.  The finish is everlasting with sweet oak spice, red fruits, toffee, and anise…”

This was my favorite by far of all the Titus wines I tasted that night.  The nose was undeniable, but not overpowering.   As far as their description goes, it is actually bang on!  Wow how about that?  Especially that long finish.  I was sad that my sample gone.  I desperately wanted more.  It was about 7pm, I still wanted to talk with Eric E. Titus a little bit, but what I really wanted to do was get my hands on a whole case of this wine and start drinking it immediately And not share it with anyone, hoard it to my self and take the rest of the week off work and drink it for breakfast, lunch and dinner.  456 cases produced, $36 retail.  That is a little out of my price range for a thrice daily drinker        (I know call me cheap)  but I do “splurge” from time to time and buy Chimney Rock or Dead Arm, and now I will add Titus Cabernet Franc to the list.  Not the “Huge Big To Do List”,  but the “Wines to Aquire” list.  Actually, speaking of Chimney Rock,  I thought that this wine had quite a similar flavor profile to the 2005 Chimney Rock Stag’s Leap Cabernet, which I just had last weekend.

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