Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 1996

Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California

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Item No. 121145
  • RP96
  • WS93
  • ST92
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2008
  • RP93
  • ST92
  • 2007
  • RP95
  • 2006
  • RP95
  • 2005
  • RP92
  • ST91
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Critical Acclaim

"Each year Togni releases about 100 cases of a 10-year old Cabernet. This year, the 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is being re-released. It is a fabulous example of Togni's visionary winemaking style. This inky/ruby/purple-tinged wine still tastes like a young adolescent. The extraordinary aromatics offer up scents of smoke, spices, sweet blackberries and cassis, saddle leather, and pain grille. With fabulous texture and sweet tannin, this remarkably young wine is a profound example of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that should last for another two decades or more."
96 Points

"Distinctive for its coffee bean, herbal and complex berry flavors, this wine is intense, with a chewy core of currant and blackberry flavors. Best to cellar short-term, although it's less rustic and backward at this stage than in previous vintages."
93 Points

"Medium red-ruby color with some amber at the rim. Sexy, mellow aromas of plum, mocha, truffle and smoked meat. Sweet, plummy and lush but with good shape and freshness. A very harmonious cabernet that seemed to grow fresher in the glass. Offers an inviting combination of primary, secondary and tertiary flavors and finishes with lovely persistence. Togni says this was a big wine from the beginning, but today it's characterized more by its balance."
92 Points

Learn 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...

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Learn About Napa Valley

It's hard not to think of Napa Valley when thinking of California wines. The region is, after all, the one that brought world recognition to California wine making. The area was settled by a few choice wine families in the 1960's who bet that the wines of the area would grow and flourish. They were right. The Napa wine industry really took off in the 1980's, when vineyard...

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Learn About Cabernet Sauvignon

(cab-uhr-NAY sow-veeh-yawn) King of Red Many refer to Cabernet Sauvignon as the king of red grapes. Perhaps that title is due to its ability to grow worldwide in a number of climates, or to the fact that it produces wine with such character yet such diversity. Either way, this grape is responsible, as a whole or a partner, for some of the greatest wines in the world. In Bordeaux,...

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