blueberry, boysenberry pie, cassis and toffee
lackberry, crème brulee, plum, dark chocolate and rum raisin
The 2015 growing season in Napa Valley started out with unseasonably warm temperatures in late winter and early spring, which resulted in early bud break and bloom. A warm winter followed by colder temperatures in May resulted in a smaller crop than the previous three vintages. While drought was of great concern, the lack of water resulted in small grape clusters with highly concentrated flavors. This vintage will be remembered for its high-quality fruit, but low yields.
The Cabernet for the 2015 Titus Family Reserve was harvested on September 19th and 21st 2015. The Cabernet Sauvignon comes from Titus Estate on Ehlers Ln which is a rocky hillside vineyard. After the fruit was received at the winery it was destemmed directly to tank where it was fermented for 14 days. After fermentation the free run wine was drained from tank and racked to barrel. This wine was aged in 93% new French Oak barrels for 20 months before being racked to tank for bottling. This wine was racked quarterly during the first year.
93% New French Oak barrels for 20 months.