2007 Titus Napa Valley Zinfandel
A good Napa Valley zinfandel usually costs around $45 to $50. Since we are all watching our pennies, we’ve been enjoying more affordable wines from Paso Robles and Lodi. Well, to my surprise, I found a great Napa Valley zin that I can highly recommend.
The Titus Vineyards is a small, family owned and run winery on the north end of the Silverado Trail that produces a handful of varietals and a few blends.
This wine is made from 86% zinfandel and 15% petite sirah, the grapes come from 30+ year-old vines, grown without irrigation – just like old world winegrowers.
Dark garnet in color with aromas of raspberries and plums with hints of vanilla and spice. Flavors of black cherry, raspberry, chocolate and licorice with a hint of vanilla and spice. The fruit really opens up after sitting in the glass for a while.
Full-bodied with a long spicy finish that will continue to evolve in bottle. We enjoyed this wine with grilled steaks and roasted potatoes and asparagus. Yum!
Recommended drinking time is three to five years from vintage with a maximum suggested aging time of eight to ten years from vintage. This is a great value at Costco for $20!