2016 Titus Merlot


  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2019 - 2028 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 5

  • rbfleming Likes this wine: 91 points

    March 9, 2021 - Garnet color. Nose with a hint of smoke and brown sugar. Palate: sweet dark fruit and plenty of acidity to balance it out. This is terrific; I like it much better than last year’s taste of the first bottle.

  • Mikecu6 wrote: 90 points

    February 3, 2021 - Solid merlot. Beautiful dark garnet, nice bouquet, balanced,

  • Cailles wrote: 94 points

    June 29, 2020 - Mostly Napa Valley 2017s (with 15/16/18 in the mix): Larger merchant tasting. Brief impressions. Rather simple, but fresh nose with a Bordeauxesque structure and dark fruits and minerality a the core. Nice concentration on the palate with a sweeter fruit expression, minerality, herbs and burnt sugar. I liked this a lot as it has no excessive weight, density or sweetness. A steal at this price and a lot of joy to drink.

  • davidandrose Likes this wine: 88 points

    June 28, 2020 - Pop and pour, notes are 2 hrs after first opening but not decanting. Green notes on the nose. Light on the palate but solid reddish fruit.

    Enjoyable but I prefer the depth and complexity of mountain fruit. Nonetheless, a great QPR @ $35

  • sirpat00 wrote: 92 points

    May 13, 2020 - Putzi's Napa 2017 new arrival tasting: A new Napa arrival tasting hosted by a wine merchant. A total of 30 wines mostly from 2017 (with a few 2018 whites and new releases from 2016 and 2015 in the mix) were presented in various price brackets ($40 to $200+). For 2017 my takeaways were 1) 2017 is already approachable and offers immediate drinking pleasure. But 2) the wines also came across lighter and less layered. 2017 doesn’t seem to have the refinement of 2016, the depth of 2014 or the muscular concentration of 2015. For many, it seems, finding a spot in the sun will be hard with 5 outstanding vintages before and likely 2 more (at least) right behind. There were notable exceptions of course. Wine of the night was Diamond Creek Volcanic Hill 2017 (95) and just whisker behind Viader 2017 (95). A very notable mention deserves the Detert East Block Cabernet Franc 2017 for its unique character (94).

    Tasting note:
    This was part of a Merlot flight within the tasting. Too overripe and Porty fruit for my liking, unfortunately. Otherwise nice sweet oaky notes, a bit of milk chocolate and unsweetened cocoa powder. The fruit was mostly raspberry, Lightly structured and fruity on the palate with good balance and soft tannins. This is readily accessible already this young and a very decent everyday-wine.

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2016
  • Type Red
  • Producer Titus
  • Varietal Merlot
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

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  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 73 (58%)
  • Consumed 52 (42%)

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