2000 Togni, Philip Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

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  • WA 91

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John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The 2000 was the first vintage where Lisa Togni returned to the winery full-time to work alongside of her father, and they have made a wonderful inaugural vintage of their partnership in the cellars! The outstanding... The 2000 was the first vintage where Lisa Togni returned to the winery full-time to work alongside of her father, and they have made a wonderful inaugural vintage of their partnership in the cellars! The outstanding bouquet offers up a cool fruit blend of dark berries, a bit of garrigue, incipient notes of chipotle peppers, dried eucalyptus, a beautifully complex base of soil, a bit of cedar and a smoky topnote. On the palate the wine is pure, full-bodied, complex and shows off superb mid-palate depth, with moderate, but still chewy tannins, lovely focus and grip and a very long, still youthful finish that wants another six to eight years of bottle age before it really starts to show some generosity. But this will be a complete and very classy wine at its apogee. 2020- 2055.
WA 91
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2003
The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is performing well. There are 1600 cases of this medium-bodied Bordeaux-like effort. Notes of cedar spice box black currants subtle oak and a hint of saddle leather emerge from a pretty rich... The 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon is performing well. There are 1600 cases of this medium-bodied Bordeaux-like effort. Notes of cedar spice box black currants subtle oak and a hint of saddle leather emerge from a pretty rich concentrated Cabernet. It is an exceptionally successful effort for the vintage.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2000

Label

First released in 1983, this is a wine made from estate grown fruit and bottled on the property.

Winery

Togni, Philip

Winery Description: Philip Togni Vineyard is a family-owned winery located 2000 feet above sea level in the Spring Mountain District just above St. Helena in Napa Valley. The first vines were planted in 1981 and included both Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc. The 25-acre parcel was re-planted in the 1990’s on phylloxera-resistant rootstock and with a focus on red grapes. Togni models their blends of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot after Bordeaux’s Margaux AOC. Consequently, the are age-worthy, classic in nature and have a distinctly Old World personality.

Philip Togni, a man of Italian heritage with an English accent, earned his degree in enology under the legendary Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux. He went on to work at Chateau Lascombes. Togni recently retired from active winemaking, deciding to slow down a bit at age 96. His career in Napa Valley includes some of the region’s best. Among his winemaking roles were Mayacamas Vineyards in 1958, Chappellet Vineyard from 1968 through 1972, and Cuvaison from 1975 to 1981.

Togni wines have been celebrated almost from the beginning. At a 1990 Brussels judging, their 1990 Cabernet was ranked above eleven other 1990 Bordeaux and California Cabernets by a professional panel and was thought by many to be a French wine. Philip’s daughter, Lisa, long co-owner and assistant winemaker is now fully in charge of the winemaking. Clearly, quality has not suffered. Antonio Galloni awarded the 2013 vintage of Philip Togni Cabernet Estate Sauvignon 100 points.