Saturday, December 7, 2013

Ty Caton TyTanium

Ty Caton TyTanium 2009
Sonoma, California

This is my 100'th blog post! Cheers to you all! I wanted to pop open something special to mark the occasion and chose the Ty Caton TyTanium. This is one of the best nontraditional New World blends I've had the privilege to drink. It's down right yummy. 

Review: This wine is a rich,dark ruby color. It shows aromas of highly ripe black raspberries and some spicy fennel. On the palate the first thing I noticed was the amazing texture -- it's soft and supple with a medium weight. The flavors of black cherries, cocoa, licorice, and baking spices just explode. The fruit and chocolate flavors linger for a long finish. 

I had this wine for the first time a few years ago at the Ty Caton tasting room in Sonoma. A while later I saw a three-pack of the 2009 TyTanium pop up on Wine Woot for a steal and just had to have it. I'm so glad I did because this vintage is now selling at $110 a bottle! I've only got one left of my three pack and will have to save it for a few years to see how the wine continues to develop. 

Food Pairing: Honestly, I just want to drink this by itself. It's beautiful and wonderful and I wouldn't want anything to compete with it. That being said, if I had to have some food, I would love a nice beef pot roast! 

Bottom Line:  I adore this wine. The texture, the flavors. Adore.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2009
  • PLACE: Sonoma Valley AVA (American Viticultural Area)
  • GRAPES: 31% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Syrah, 18% Petite Sirah, 12% Merlot, 9% Malbec
  • BOOZE: 14.6%
  • FARMING PRACTICES: Certified Sustainable
  • PRODUCTION: 827 Cases
  • BOTTLED: December 15, 2010
  • CELLAR: Drink now through 2020

Where did I get it?
What's the damage? Super Premium

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