2008 Togni, Philip Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • JG 95
  • WA 93
  • ST 92
  • JR 90

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Reg: $98.94

$79.94

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JG 95
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
Of the most recent vintages of this wine that I have tasted, the 2008 is my favorite and I believe this is destined to be one of the absolute classic turned out from this excellent Spring Mountain property. The deep and... Of the most recent vintages of this wine that I have tasted, the 2008 is my favorite and I believe this is destined to be one of the absolute classic turned out from this excellent Spring Mountain property. The deep and very pure nose wafts from the glass in a superb blend of dark berries, cigar smoke, currant leaf, dark soil tones, a touch of menthol and a fine framing of smoky new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and really refined on the attack, with a rock solid core, firm, chewy tannins and a great sense of refinement on the very, very long, primary and suave finish. This is very early days for this wine (it is after all, a young Togni cabernet!), but it will eventually be extremely polished and vibrant and should eventually rank right up there with the very finest vintages produced at this property, such as the 1996 and 1991. 2028-2075+.
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2010
Dramatically better the dark ruby/plum/garnet-hued 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits a subtly herbaceous nose with hints of sweet raspberries and black currants in the background. More backward than other great... Dramatically better the dark ruby/plum/garnet-hued 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate exhibits a subtly herbaceous nose with hints of sweet raspberries and black currants in the background. More backward than other great vintages such as 2007 2005 2004 2002 and 2001 this medium to full-bodied substantial 2008 needs 3-4 years of cellaring and should age for 15-20+ years. Although it is not one of his greatest classics it is still a very fine effort and will be very long-lived.
ST 92
Stephen Tanzer - Antonio Galloni's Vinous, May 2011
92+ Good deep ruby-red. Musky blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice on the nose. Dense, creamy and sweet, with lovely depth to the concentrated blackberry and licorice flavors. At once suaver and much more structured... 92+ Good deep ruby-red. Musky blackberry, dark chocolate and licorice on the nose. Dense, creamy and sweet, with lovely depth to the concentrated blackberry and licorice flavors. At once suaver and much more structured than the Tanbark Hill bottling, finishing with sweet tannins and excellent persistence. I like this wine's energy and cut.
JR 90
Jancis Robinson - Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages, June 2011
17/20 Very dense and bordelais and dry on the end. Savoury rather than sweet with no fear of tannin. Bravo! Zesty.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2008

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.