Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
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"Pine, menthol, savory herbs, licorice, dark cherry and plum notes emerge from the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. With time in the glass, the 2011 fleshed out beautifully while retaining a classic, mid-weight profile. My sense is that the 2011 will develop along the lines of the 1994, a wine that remains distinctly floral, savory and medium in body, with less of the explosiveness of years such as 1985 or 1997, but with tons of class and style."
Vinous / Antonio Galloni
"(I tasted an approximation of the final wine): Good full medium bright ruby. Black fruits, leather, cedar, spices, licorice and truffle on the rather wild nose, lifted by a whiff of violet. Not a big wine but fine-grained and nicely balanced, with fresh acidity framing and lifting the flavors of brambly mountain blackberry, spices and chocolate. Following the hint of rusticity in the mouth, this is actually a rather refined wine, with a suave finish, broad tannins and very good breadth and verve. Philip Togni describes the wine's 14% alcohol as low for the estate. The fruit here was picked very late, on the four days before cold rainy weather arrived on November 3.
Range: 91-93 Points"
International Wine Cellar
"Another classic from Philip Togni, his 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain does not have the power and richness of his greatest vintages, but it exhibits the cedary, Pauillac/St.-Julien style that Togni routinely achieves. A healthy dark ruby color is followed by a sweet kiss of underbrush, forest floor, black currants and a whiff of tapenade.
Range: 90-92 Points"
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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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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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(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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