2009 Togni, Philip Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML

  • WA 95
  • JG 94
  • IWC 92

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WA 95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2011
The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunningly beautiful and seductive in its red fruit mint and tobacco. This is a surprisingly accessible vintage for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Today it looks like an excellent choice for... The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunningly beautiful and seductive in its red fruit mint and tobacco. This is a surprisingly accessible vintage for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Today it looks like an excellent choice for readers who want to explore the wines of this iconic producer - as long as it doesn't close down in bottle. Togni's 2009 is notable for its exceptional elegance finesse and pedigree. There is plenty of Spring Mountain structure but today the 2009 is disarmingly sexy and radiant for such a young wine. Anticipated maturity: 2017-2029. 95+
JG 94
John Gilman - View From The Cellar, June 2014
The 2009 Togni cabernet sauvignon is showing superb potential out of barrel, as it offers up a deep, complex and classy bouquet of dark berries, cassis, cigar smoke, a touch of youthful bell pepper, a hint of tar... The 2009 Togni cabernet sauvignon is showing superb potential out of barrel, as it offers up a deep, complex and classy bouquet of dark berries, cassis, cigar smoke, a touch of youthful bell pepper, a hint of tar, lovely soil tones and a refined base of new wood. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and strikingly pure on the attack, with a fine mid-palate depth, superb balance, ripe tannins and a very classy profile on the very long, youthful finish. This will be a superb bottle in the fullness of time. 2020-2060+. 94+
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2012
Good medium red. Wild aromas of redcurrant tobacco meat mocha and cedar with a whiff of pepper (another sample that had been open for 72 hours took on a somewhat darker fruit character). A very smooth and suave... Good medium red. Wild aromas of redcurrant tobacco meat mocha and cedar with a whiff of pepper (another sample that had been open for 72 hours took on a somewhat darker fruit character). A very smooth and suave midweight with ripe acidity giving definition and energy to the mid-palate. Not a particularly fleshy style of 2009 but wonderfully balanced wine with a firmness from the addition of the press wine. The long finish features big but supple tannins. This wine may well merit a higher rating with six or seven years of bottle aging.
Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Vintage 2009

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.