Soon-to-be-released 2016 Titan Willamette Valley Pinot Noir has again been highly reviewed, this time by international fine wine writer, critic, judge and curator L.M. Archer. In her July 30, 2018 Hedonistic Taster column, she reviews several Willamette Valley submissions, including Pinot noir, Chardonnay and Rosé.
Here’s her insights into the 2016 Titan…
Robe: Semi-transparent raspberry hue.
Nose: Rustic, red fruit and black pepper aromas.
Bouche: Ripe red apple, currant, Rainier cherry bouche, bright acids, silky tannins, light body.
Named for Gustav Mahler’s Symphony No. 1 in D Major, “Titan,” this wine speaks softly, but carries a powerful reverb. An artful blend of fruit sourced from Yamhill-Carlton marine sedimentary soils and Chehalem Mountain wind-blow loess, the wine delivers immediate red-fruited satisfaction, but with enough tannic gravitas to grace the cellar for years.
The 2016 Titan will be officially released on September 1 (however, if you ask Dave nicely he might let you sample some ahead of time!).