Philip Togni Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2015

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96pts Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate
Legendary. Iconic. Benchmark. Many in the wine industry have used these words to describe the Philip Togni Vineyard. Their Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon is one of the most consistent wines of Napa Valley and a wine that has long been considered the greatest Bordeaux example of the Napa Valley. Mr. Togni was classically trained at the University of Bordeaux, studied at Mouton Rothschild, and then cut his teeth at Château Lascombes. He then spent over two decades perfecting his skill in the Napa Valley at places like Mayacamas, Chappellet, Chalone and Cuvaison. According to a wine industry source, "While the trends have ebbed and shifted throughout the past three decades, Philip and Lisa have remained true to the style that made the name Togni legendary. It’s a thrill to taste these wines, knowing you are tasting history in the making.". In other words, this vintner really knows what he's doing and his wine is the proof.

For starters, we recommend bacon, smoked Gouda and caramelized onion crostatas. You don't really need them, because a glass of this Philip Togni by itself is treat enough. This fine Cabernet has many delicious, earthy and fruit flavors as well as beautiful minerality and hints of fresh herbs. It's your choice which you'd like to accentuate. The edgy tannins in this Napa red will go beautifully with a classic steak frites. If you prefer it with some serious comfort food, we can't think of anything better than a piping hot bowl of pappardelle tossed with a duck bolognaise. A little off the beaten path would be a lamb pesto pizza done one the grill. It will blow your mind with this stunning Togni Cabernet. Whatever you decide to do next is up to you, just make sure you've got another bottle waiting in the wings or there may be not-so-civil unrest.

Robert Parker, Jr.'s Wine Advocate: "Medium garnet-purple colored, the 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has a very classic nose of cassis, warm plums and crushed blackberries with notions of cigar box, garrigue, damp soil and truffles plus wafts of menthol and underbrush. The palate is medium to full-bodied with a firm frame of grainy tannins and wonderful freshness, finishing long and minerally. Drink 2020-2045." Jun 2018

“This is an irrefutable source of remarkable Cabernet Sauvignons that last 20-30+ years! Cabernet enthusiasts who have not yet discovered Philip Togni should be on a crusade for his wines, which will handsomely repay extended cellaring.” ~ Robert Parker, Jr.

Wine Spectator: "A focused, tannic style, featuring tobacco and sage notes intermixed liberally with steeped currant and blackberry fruit flavors, with cast iron and graphite hints flowing underneath. This has loads of character and range, showing vigorous, savory-edged cut. Youthfully rugged, with bramble-edged grip to burn. Cellaring will let all the elements meld. Best from 2021 through 2040. 790 cases made." Feb 2019 (Advance)

Winery: "For those of you unfamiliar with our vineyard, we are located at 2000 feet elevation on Spring Mountain, in the western hills of the Napa Valley, so that we are above the fog line in a climatic zone totally different from the valley floor. The ten-acre vineyard is planted as 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. The wine is estate bottled and extremely long lived.

The 2015 was a short crop of only 48 barrels in a year that suffered from drought conditions and was very hot during harvest, which began on September 9th."

Bottle 750ml, cork
Varietal 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cab Franc, 1% Petit Verdot
Alcohol ~14.3%
Aging 20 months in French oak, 40% new
Region Napa Valley, California
Production Limited to 790 dozen

Original Price $143.00
Current Price $134.97

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