Titus, a small vineyard and winery near St. Helena in California’s Napa Valley, has a good reputation for Cabernet Sauvignon. When I saw its Zinfandel for $45 on the wine list at Pizzeria Bianco, Chris Bianco’s insanely popular spot in Phoenix, the red looked like the perfect choice for our fare. And it was.
The blueberry, plum and tomato leaf aromas and flavors had me on first sniff and sip. The sleek, supple texture was polished to a gleam. The wine, which contains 15 percent Petite Sirah, had richness without excess weight, power without the fangs of excess tannins or alcohol. Just what Zin should be. 92 points, non-blind.
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