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Date Printed: 10/23/2014
Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1999
(search item no. 59588)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
PRICE ON 10/23/2014: $99.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2011 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 94 points
2011 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2011 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2010 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
2009 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 95 points
2009 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2008 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2008 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2007 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2006 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 92 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1997 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1994 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1991 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points

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About Philip Togni:

Philip Togni planted their first vines near the top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley in 1981. Those phylloxera vulnerable rootstocks have now gone, replanted in the early nineties. Philip Togni's first wines were Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc in 1983, but they have now concentrated their efforts on a very ageworthy Margaux-type blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot, all grown on the 25 acre parcel where the family lives. "Estate Bottled" is an important definition for Philip Togni, meaning that they grow all the grapes on land they own and make and bottle the wine with their own workers, totally free from outside influences.

There are three owners, Birgitta and Philip Togni, recently joined by their daughter Lisa. Birgitta specializes in the vineyard. Philip is a former student of Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux where he earned the Diplôme National d’Oenologie many years ago while working as assistant Régisseur at Château Lascombes. Lisa, holding an MBA, with a background in the wine trade, has done harvests at Château Léoville-Barton and in Australia. Her plan is to take over the business during during the next few years.