Togni Rebaioli

Togni Rebaioli

Martina Rosato Erbanno

Wow this is good. Super complex, lots of acidity but an earthy depth. — 16 days ago

Quintessa

Rutherford Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2012

Wonderful. Second to the Togni that was opened on the same night. Massive but feminine at the same time. In five years this will be amazing. — a year ago

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Bryant Family Vineyard

Proprietor Grown Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2001

Nice texture and well made but there was his rubber tire thing going on in the nose I couldn’t get over.. would rather have two bottles of Togni 🤷🏻‍♂️ — 4 years ago

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Spring Mountain Vineyard

Reserve Napa Valley Red Blend 1999

One of 2 birth year wines I brought to the graduation dinner of my business partner's daughter. As an aside, she was class valedictorian out of 600+ students so props to her. This is a structured, well balanced Cabernet. Cedar, cherry, grainy-chewy tannins. Very solid but it lacks the gravitas of wines higher up on the mountain--Togni, Pride and even Barnett. Oh yeah did I say the grad dinner was at Olive Garden? My maiden voyage. Not as bad as I had envisioned and I know my partner only spent about $600 for 19 people so there's that..... — 5 years ago

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Kimberly Anderson

Kimberly Anderson

Thanks guys!
Martin G Rivard

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I've had the most success with Benchmark. They guarantee the provenance of the bottle if it's opened within 6 months of the purchase date and their pricing is very competitive.

Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2012

Moody grundle factory. Still really young but boy what a wine. — 2 months ago

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Eric

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Sometimes it’s the only way to describe it 😂
Deborah M

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One of my favorite producers. Enjoy!
Joshua Fisher

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Grundle: gross

Togni Rebaioli

Vidur Red Blend

Good buy again — 3 years ago

Cimarossa

Riva di Ponente Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2008

A definite 94 tonight, with some stiff competition but still held itself well and was several people's WOTN. This wine is a darker expression of cab at this point. Lots of blackberry cassis, blueberry, and truffle in the entry and middle. The wine seemed to almost get a little more youthful in the middle and finish, and I was very glad that it was enjoyed tonight along with a 99 Rudd, a 98 Phelps Bacchus, and a 95 Togni. This wine will continue to benefit from some additional time in the bottle. Very happy that I opened this one tonight for the group. Compared to the Levante, this Ponente seemed to express itself much earlier without as much of a decant. — 4 years ago

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This is a 9.4+ for me. At 10yrs old, I would have guessed MAYBE 4-5 if tasting blind. These Cimarossa wines are absolutely massive, though this opened quicker than the one Mark opened earlier this month. Dark fruits here...blueberry, fresh squeezed blackberries, lots of cedar. The palate here is very dense and rich. Stellar.
9.4

Philip Togni Vineyard

Tanbark Hill Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2016

Definitely get blackberry and cigar box. Very fine tannins. But hard to properly taste due to food and other wines earlier. — 8 months ago

Pahlmeyer

Napa Valley Merlot 1996

A lesson in one’s wine evolution. Pahlmeyer was one of the first mailing lists I joined . This was the first case purchase of my life. Told to wait 2-3 years before drinking, I did exactly
that. I opened a few bottles over the years and really disliked it. Probably around 2005 a friend asked if I had some wine to donate to charity. Of course I said here is 5 bottles of Pahlmeyer merlot.
That left 3 bottles that I stashed in storage . Fast forward to 2010 and I opened a bottle for a friend who owned a wine store . The two of us looked at each other like deer in the headlights, we were dumbfounded by how good this was. I drank my remaining bottles and have not had this wine since 2016. Thanks to a generous friend who recently said go to the cellar and you pick out wine for dinner. For my palate along with ‘91 Dominus, ‘91 Seavey ‘91 Togni and ‘95 Insignia the best California wines from the ‘90’s. By the way the lack of tasting experience also had me pooh poo ‘91 Dominus.
On the nose a little bit of funk that quickly blew off. Red fruit and plums on the nose give way to a palate of complex and long lasting fruit surrounded by earth and tannins. The wine’s structure leads me to believe that well stored bottles can bring pleasure over the years to come. I would love to taste this out of magnum.
— 2 years ago

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Stuart Scheff

Stuart Scheff

Great story. Thanks for sharing
Ira Schwartz

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@Stuart Scheff thanks for reading
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@Russ W I would be remiss If I did not include Ridge & Montelena on my list

Chappellet

Napa Valley Merlot 1975

1975 Chappellet Merlot made by Joe Cafaro (their winemaker after Togni and before Corison) The reason I drink and secure aged wines. The group's WOTN...my #2. Developed gravely with air and continued to change throughout dinner. — 5 years ago

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