Thursday, April 8, 2010

Review of Ty Caton, 2008 Tytanium, Sonoma Valley, Caton Vineyard

“Strength in Serenity”

I’m going to be quite curt in this praise: if you’re looking for a wine to reveal a strong character, but still demonstrate sophistication and felicity, and grace, look no further. This blend of 37% Cab, 30% Petite Sirah, 24% Syrah, and 9% Malbec reveals a confident personality, not at all obnoxious or cocky, overbearing. She is poised, persuasive with her contributing dimensions. Full-bodied and flavorful, a guide through a scenic scape. Dark fruit speckled with spice, dark and slightly sweet chocolate, expansive yet disciplined herbs, and a muffled ballad of mineral and tobacco. Each moment, silk, polished. No periods of peril, only peace. But don’t confuse it for weak. No, this bottle will stand up to the most heralded of wines, be it blended or otherwise. Very fluid and consistent with delivery and taste. Serene from nose to the last blasts in the finish.

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