Original
30 Ratings
Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

Wine Details

Style

Red

Wine Description

We are also offering the ten year old ’97 Cabernet. Here is a wine that will benefit from more time in the bottle, but – for a price – we have lifted you ten years along the aging pathway. In Issue #126 of the Wine Advocate, Parker wrote, “The glorious 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc) is the most opulently-textured Togni offering since his 1992. It possesses a saturated purple color in addition to a thrilling but still reticent read more...We are also offering the ten year old ’97 Cabernet. Here is a wine that will benefit from more time in the bottle, but – for a price – we have lifted you ten years along the aging pathway. In Issue #126 of the Wine Advocate, Parker wrote, “The glorious 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, and 3% Cabernet Franc) is the most opulently-textured Togni offering since his 1992. It possesses a saturated purple color in addition to a thrilling but still reticent nose of blackberries, cassis, minerals, dried herbs, and smoky oak. Full-bodied, pure, thick, and creamy-textured, this wine's superb concentration conceals its lofty, but sweet tannin. Togni's wines possess exceptional aging potential, but it will be hard to keep your hands off this one after it has had another 2-4 years of bottle age. Anticipated maturity: 2003-2025+.” (94 points.) (hide)

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  • Decanter
    Rating: 4/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Ripe, rich palate; grippy tannins
  • Wine Advocate
    Rating: (95-97) - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 132 on Dec-00
  • Wine Spectator
    Rating: 93/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/15/99.