From Napa Valley Straight to Raspberry’s
Written by Harold Dean, our Food and Beverage Director.
At Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, we are constantly adding new and different wines to our wine list in Raspberry’s. One of the wines I brought in this past week to add to our list is the Titus Cabernet Sauvignon.
Also known as the “Titus Cab”, this red wine was given 92 points (on a 100 point scale) by Wine Spectator, who described this wine as combining “ripe, firm, rich layers of dark berry, loamy earth, graphite and cedar with firm tannins and a measure of finesse and grace.”
Born and Raised in Napa Valley
Located on the Silverado Trail in Napa Valley, Titus Vineyards has some of the best soils to produce a variety of great, complex wines. This family-owned vineyard is known for its wines with rich fruit flavors and natural tannins. Their vines were planted between 1996 and 2001, yielding a superb Cabernet Sauvignon.
Napa Valley, California is one of the most famous wine regions in the world. Its long, moderate growing season produces some of the very best wines. In fact, there are more world-acclaimed wineries in Napa Valley than in any other region of North America. Not to mention, 95% of the area’s wineries are family-owned and operated, like Titus Vineyards.
What is Bordeaux Style Wine?
The Cabernet Sauvignon is made in a traditional Bordeaux style blend, a style of wine close to the hearts of the owners of Titus Vineyards. But, what exactly is Bordeaux style wine? The term “Bordeaux style” refers to how the grapes are used to make the wine. In the actual Bordeaux region of France, red wines are blended from the Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petite Verdot, and Malbec grapes.
Even though we sell Titus Cabernet Sauvignon on the wine list in Raspberry’s, it is also available by the bottle when dining in Knickers. Members, just ask your server about it and they will be more than happy to pour you a glass!