Its deep plum/purple color reveals only a touch of lightening at the edge. A glorious perfume offers up aromas of plums, figs, creme de cassis, smoke, hickory spice, and high quality cigar tobacco. In a blind tasting, this California Cabernet could easily be mistaken for a great Pauillac given its structure, density, richness, and perfume. This 1994 is just beginning to move into its adolescence. Even though it has 20-25 years of life remaining, it is approachable. It is a monumental Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the valley’s legacy producers.
Strikes a nice balance between toasty, buttery oak and ripe cherry and plum flavors. It's not as big or as intense as this wine can be, but it still packs in enough racy Cabernet flavor to hold your interest. Tannic, but balanced.
Situated above the 2000 feet mark upon Spring Mountain overlooking Saint Helena, Philip Togni Vineyard first planted their vines in 1982. Their initial production in 1983 consisted of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc, and established their “Estate Bottled” concentration. Since then the three owners, Philip, Brigitta and daughter Lisa Togni have developed into crafting a Margaux inspired red blend balancing Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. The growing, pressing, bottling, storing and marketing of Philip Togni’s 2000 case production is entirely self-contained and all done on site. Their wines are certainly difficult to get a hold of as they are mainly sold by mailing lists. This is an accomplished winery focused on quality.
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