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 located on the site of a winery and vineyards in Sonoma Valley that was founded in the 1920s and ran consistently through prohibition and into the 1940s. The 16 acres of vines were worked with a horse and plow and managed by proprietor, Carl Bergfried. 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 with the idea of someday restoring and expanding the Best Winery in Sonoma Valleyvineyards over the beautiful rolling hills.
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 carved out and 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 through their journey to the bottle. In 2000, he made his first vintage of wine, mentored by his neighbor and friend, Peter Mathis, who is the Director of Winemaking for Ravenswood. His Sonoma Valley wines were met with immediate critical acclaim that has continued throughout the years.