Titus

Andronicus Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.031 ratings
9.16 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Isaac Pirolo

When it comes to under $30 reds from Napa I usually just avoid the category entirely. Much of it follows a Prisoner or Caymus formula with inferior fruit and perverse oak treatment. There's just too many wines that should be a third of their price... and even then I would rather overpay for a different style of wine. Kudos to the Titus brothers for producing an exceptional under $30 red blend from Napa that could easily pass for something twice the price. And props for the truth in advertising. Their own tasting note is so spot on that my only comment is 'ditto' ... "A berry basket of aromas immediately greet your nose with enticing aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberry cobbler, chocolate covered strawberries, raspberries and vanilla. On the palate, dark cherry, cassis and tart plum intertwine, setting the stage for wonderful acidity and well integrated oak. Another wildly delicious vintage of Andronicus, the 2013 is lush, lively and quaffable.”

When it comes to under $30 reds from Napa I usually just avoid the category entirely. Much of it follows a Prisoner or Caymus formula with inferior fruit and perverse oak treatment. There's just too many wines that should be a third of their price... and even then I would rather overpay for a different style of wine. Kudos to the Titus brothers for producing an exceptional under $30 red blend from Napa that could easily pass for something twice the price. And props for the truth in advertising. Their own tasting note is so spot on that my only comment is 'ditto' ... "A berry basket of aromas immediately greet your nose with enticing aromas of ripe blueberries, blackberry cobbler, chocolate covered strawberries, raspberries and vanilla. On the palate, dark cherry, cassis and tart plum intertwine, setting the stage for wonderful acidity and well integrated oak. Another wildly delicious vintage of Andronicus, the 2013 is lush, lively and quaffable.”

1 person found it helpfulSep 23rd, 2017
Isaac Pirolo

I was first pitched this wine by a guy from Total Wine in Dallas. I think they were asking $30. Several months later, or today, I find it at a Costco for $16. It's the populist wine from Titus. And indeed, it's a crowd pleaser. This wine would get arrested for inciting a riot. My first thought was it beats Orin Swift at its own game. Titus Vineyards is comprised of Phillip Corallo-Titus and his brother Eric. Phillip is, most notably, the winemaker for Chappellet.

I was first pitched this wine by a guy from Total Wine in Dallas. I think they were asking $30. Several months later, or today, I find it at a Costco for $16. It's the populist wine from Titus. And indeed, it's a crowd pleaser. This wine would get arrested for inciting a riot. My first thought was it beats Orin Swift at its own game. Titus Vineyards is comprised of Phillip Corallo-Titus and his brother Eric. Phillip is, most notably, the winemaker for Chappellet.

1 person found it helpfulAug 26th, 2017
Matt Trader

And Titus delivers again! I must say, I was nervous to try the 2013 bc it had the same blend as his Chappellet Mountain Cuveé 2013, which showcased more Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon; it ended up being one of my favorite bottled of wine in a long time. Andronicus was very similar! The nose had a light smokey vanilla lacing, followed by cedar, stewed cherries, strawberry, provancal herbs, clove, and cocoa powder. The juice had nice legs and a dark purple color. The pallet was luscious and had mouthwatering acidity, exhibiting notes of luxardo cherries, vanilla extract, raspberry cream, gravel dust like tannins, mineral, and a clean, structured finish. It was an absolute delight. The 2012 Was 67% Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage barely has 11% trailing even Cabernet Franc, all backing up a majority of Merlot, ending with Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. What a great blender Phillip is, great job! Could use a case of this one!

$29.99

And Titus delivers again! I must say, I was nervous to try the 2013 bc it had the same blend as his Chappellet Mountain Cuveé 2013, which showcased more Merlot than Cabernet Sauvignon; it ended up being one of my favorite bottled of wine in a long time. Andronicus was very similar! The nose had a light smokey vanilla lacing, followed by cedar, stewed cherries, strawberry, provancal herbs, clove, and cocoa powder. The juice had nice legs and a dark purple color. The pallet was luscious and had mouthwatering acidity, exhibiting notes of luxardo cherries, vanilla extract, raspberry cream, gravel dust like tannins, mineral, and a clean, structured finish. It was an absolute delight. The 2012 Was 67% Cabernet Sauvignon. This vintage barely has 11% trailing even Cabernet Franc, all backing up a majority of Merlot, ending with Petit Verdot and Zinfandel. What a great blender Phillip is, great job! Could use a case of this one!

$29.99

Jun 15th, 2016
Shannon K. Miller

Smooth, velvety. Clean finish. 33% Merlot, 18% Cab Franc, 18% Petit Verdot, 12% Malbec, 11% Cab Sauvigon, 8% Zinfandel

Smooth, velvety. Clean finish. 33% Merlot, 18% Cab Franc, 18% Petit Verdot, 12% Malbec, 11% Cab Sauvigon, 8% Zinfandel

Nov 30th, 2017
Tom Frymire

Twice as nice! Welcoming Susan home from the Chi Omega Vanderbilt trip.

Twice as nice! Welcoming Susan home from the Chi Omega Vanderbilt trip.

Jul 14th, 2017
Tom Frymire

A lush meritage.

A lush meritage.

Jun 28th, 2017
Will Messer

Nice blend. Easy to pair with food. Not complex, but excellent.

Nice blend. Easy to pair with food. Not complex, but excellent.

Jun 21st, 2017
Olga O.

I enjoyed Olema a lot more than the Andronicus. Found it a bit overrated.

I enjoyed Olema a lot more than the Andronicus. Found it a bit overrated.

Jun 11th, 2017
Mark E
9.0

Needs at least 30 minutes in decanter

Needs at least 30 minutes in decanter

Jun 5th, 2017
Nicholas Janson

Very nice cali blend. Full body great fruit..good stuff

Very nice cali blend. Full body great fruit..good stuff

Apr 30th, 2017