Ty Caton Vineyards
2010 Tytanium Sonoma Valley Red Blend
Red Blend •Caton Estate Vineyard
California: Sonoma Valley
From start to finish, this wine is incredible. After showcasing two successive vintages, Ty Caton blows us away, once again, with his ultra-premium Tytanium Red Blend. Today’s 2010 Tytanium is dense and chewy, with intense but balanced flavors through and through.
Our tasting panel (we very carefully vet every wine that we showcase) spent a great deal of time with this complex wine, slowly unpacking the myriad layers of aromas and flavors. The consensus was unanimous: we love this wine!
Ty’s wines have always impressed us, and we are thrilled to have been bringing you these delightful treats for more than six years now. This relatively young wine is drinking beautifully now, and we cannot wait to see how it progresses over the next several years.
Today’s wine is very highly recommended. Especially at today’s fantastic price.
Very dark and intense magenta hues at the core. At the edge, bold ruby hues punctuate the brooding quality of the color.
Delightfully rich and sweet with pronounced mixed dark berry fruit of blueberry, blackberry and cassis. These are balanced against sweet spice, sweet tobacco leaf, cedar and braised mission fig.
Dense dark berry fruit pie with sweet spice, sweet tobacco, grilled fig, earthy dried fall leaves, dusty bramble and dried thyme.
Very structured and rich, with the backbone carrying flavors very deep across the entire palate.
Grilled filet mignon with a simple garlic and butter rub.
What the Winery Says
This elegant wine is inky purple in color and has aromas of boysenberries and chocolate dipped brandied cherries, with hints of anise. On entry it has a rich and velvety texture with flavors of cocoa powder, vanilla, and Sorrento ham. Its sweet and dense mid-palate impression is followed by a soft, silky and generous mouth feel.
93 Point Review - Somm Chris Sawyer …One of those reliable wines is the 2011 Ty’s Red from the Caton Vineyard in Sonoma Valley. Rich and spicy with a velvety texture, this unique blend Syrah, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot and Petite Sirah has stately dark berry aromas and deep flavors of ripe blackberry, boysenberry, cherry, mint, and a hint of smoke. Think of it as your big playmaker or the go-to wine that impresses your guests anytime you serve it.
Vineyard Notes Located in the foothills of Sonoma Valley, the Caton Vineyard is defined by its sustainable farming and belief that healthier vineyards produce very unique and distinctive wines. The vineyards have multiple sun exposures, soil types, and vary in altitude over 300 feet between each other.
- Ty Caton
- Gold Medal - SF Chronicle, 93 Points - Somm/Wine Critic Chris Sawyer
- Sonoma Valley
- Caton Estate Vineyard
- Fruit Variety
- 34% Syrah, 28% Petite Sirah, 24% Cabernet Sauvignon, 13% Malbec, 1% Merlot
- Farming Practices
- Certified Sustainable
About the Winery
Ty Caton Vineyards is dedicated to creating wines of distinction with an authentic sense of place. Our commitment to excellence begins in the Caton Vineyard, where Ty Caton Vineyards is forging a new definition of quality in winemaking and Actively Seeking Excellence.
Ty Caton Vineyards is located on the site of a winery and vineyards in Sonoma Valley that was founded in the 1920s. The original Sonoma winery, crush-pad and house still stand as a testament to the rich winegrowing history of the land. The Caton family purchased the property in 1981 and Ty Caton Vineyards was founded in 1997 when Ty Caton began developing vineyards on his family’s estate.
Located adjacent to some of the most famed vineyards in California, he saw the potential for growing world-class grapes. With vision and persistence, Ty created 40 acres of beautiful hillside vineyards spread out over 107 acres of natural habitat. He attained a deep respect for the vineyards and a passion for grape growing, and decided that he wanted to see the grapes all the way through their journey to the bottle. In 2000, he made his first vintage of wine, mentored by his neighbor and friend, Peter Mathis, Director of Winemaking for Ravenswood. His Sonoma Valley wines were met with immediate critical acclaim that has continued throughout the years.
Winemaker Ty Caton
Winemaker Ty Caton sustainably farms all of the grapes used in our Sonoma Valley wine. As one of the few exclusively estate producers in Sonoma Valley, California, Ty personally works with the grapes from soil to glass. He handcrafts his wines in small lots with an acute awareness of the land that enables him to make wines that truly showcase the vineyards.
Ty Caton’s philosophy is that wine is a natural product and should be treated as such. His winemaking uses limited intervention, which allows the wines to speak for themselves and import the true expression of the vineyard. As a Sonoma Valley winemaker and grape grower he strives to produce the ‘wow factor’ by creating wines that are bold, highly extracted and beautifully structured. Ty Caton believes that blending is an art form and uses master blending techniques to combine different grape varieties and clones to create wines with many layers of complexity in aroma and flavor. By allowing the grapes to show their true character and enhancing it through blending, Ty Caton is forging a new definition of quality in Sonoma Valley winemaking.