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2003 Philip Togni - Cabernet Sauvignon Estate Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

This family-owned and run vineyard, founded in 1981, sits near the top of Napa Valley's Spring Mountain. Formerly a producer of Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc, Togni Vineyards is now concentrated on its estate Margaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. This age-worthy blend reflects Togni's early wine education and influence as a student of Emile Peynaud at... More »

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Drink Dates
VF: 2013-2023

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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 168
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Source Vinfolio
Issue 149

This wine is a mountain masterpiece with brilliant purple/garnet color. The nose shows aromas of evolving black currant, plum, and bittersweet chocolate, with hints of anise, aromatic dried herbs, and roasted espresso beans. Held together by firm tannins that need 5-7 years to begin resolving; 45 minutes in the glass is suggested before air starts smoothing the angles into soft curves. After being uncorked for 24 hours, it shows an even more evolved character. The palate has remarkable concentration without being overtly fruit-driven. The deep flavors creep into the consciousness subtly and hang on for what seems like a lifetime before slowly ebbing. Smooth essences of French roast merge with licorice soaked black cherry. Make no mistake: this is a wine that needs some serious cellaring.

Author Patrick
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.091%
Tasted On 12/29/2013

Needs long decant or 5+ years but classic togni and not too big in an off hot year

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