1996 Togni, Philip Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 95
  • JG 95
  • WS 93
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 1996 Togni, Philip Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1997
Cabernet Sauvignon is king at Togni and they are wines of extraordinary concentration flavor dimension and aging potential. The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon which I had a peek at last year has indeed turned out to be a... Cabernet Sauvignon is king at Togni and they are wines of extraordinary concentration flavor dimension and aging potential. The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon which I had a peek at last year has indeed turned out to be a monumental effort comparable in quality with his 1994 1992 and 1991. An opaque purple/black color is followed by a knock-out nose of blackberry tobacco chocolate and licorice-infused aromas. The wine's opulence flavor extraction full body and silky texture will make it an amazing beverage to taste and consume over the next 20-30 years. Sadly production was only a meager 48 barrels (approximately 1100 cases). Part mountain goat part man Philip Togni continues to fight vineyard diseases such as Pierce's and frightfully low yields from his formidably steep Spring Mountain vineyards to produce some of California's most exciting wines.
JG 95
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The 1996 vintage chez Togni is really outstanding and at age eighteen, this wine is really starting to drink brilliantly. The stunning bouquet soars from the glass in a mélange of sweet cassis, black cherries, a touch... The 1996 vintage chez Togni is really outstanding and at age eighteen, this wine is really starting to drink brilliantly. The stunning bouquet soars from the glass in a mélange of sweet cassis, black cherries, a touch of mint, dark soil tones, cigar ash and incipient notes of the chipotle peppers that will be more pronounced with further bottle age. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied, pure and now quite wide open, with a great core of vibrant fruit, superb soil signature, melting tannins, lovely acids and outstanding length and grip on the beautifully balanced and very, very classy finish. One of my absolute favorite vintages of this wine in the decade of the 1990s! It is just starting to reach its apogee and is drinking with great style at age eighteen, but it is in essence still a young wine and it will be even better to drink a decade down the road. 2014-2040+.
WS 93
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, May 1999
Distinctive for its coffee bean herbal and complex berry flavors this wine is intense with a chewy core of currant and blackberry flavors. Best to cellar short-term although it's less rustic and backward at this stage... Distinctive for its coffee bean herbal and complex berry flavors this wine is intense with a chewy core of currant and blackberry flavors. Best to cellar short-term although it's less rustic and backward at this stage than in previous vintages. Best from 2001 through 2008. 1200 cases made. (JL)
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Very dark red-ruby. Roasted liqueur-like aromas of black plum black raspberry licorice and oak spice. Lush and thick but given shape by an edge of acidity. Intriguing vegetal and vanillin notes add to the wine flavor... Very dark red-ruby. Roasted liqueur-like aromas of black plum black raspberry licorice and oak spice. Lush and thick but given shape by an edge of acidity. Intriguing vegetal and vanillin notes add to the wine flavor interest. A more muscular style of wine than the '97 with a firm acid/tannin backbone but the tannins are very nicely managed. 91(+?) points