The discriminating palates at Great Northwest Wine have sampled the 2015 Titan Pinot Noir and deemed it “Excellent.” We, of course, are thrilled. And, unlike their recently reviewed 2015 Firebird Syrah, we actually still have this wine in stock and available for purchase, as it was released late last summer. Here’s what they said:
The late Leonard Bernstein is credited with raising the profile of 19th century German composer Gustav Mahler, particularly for Titan – the Symphony No. 1 in DMajor nicknamed by Mahler as a tribute to the Jean Paul novel by the same name. Classical music hornist Dave Specter devoted about a quarter of his overall annual production to this Titan Pinot Noir, and as his own vineyard in Oregon’s Chehalem Mountains takes root, he sources from the nearby Yamhill-Carlton region for this blend of Dijon clone 115 and 777 berries with Pommard. A brief seven months in 30% new French oak barrels offers tones of cranberry-rhubarb compote with sweet mulling spices. There’s a sense of Burgundy in the background as a rub of sandalwood is met by earthiness, saddle leather, red currant acidity and lower level of alcohol. That structure prompts the Newberg winery to promote this as a “red meat Pinot.”
2015 Titan is currently a featured pour in our tasting line-up, in bottle, and ready to go. It’s also been highly praised by Washington Wine Blog/International Wine Report, BinNotes, and The Prince of Pinot. To make an appointment to sample, or to reserve your bottles for spring shipping, contact us today.