Philip Togni Vineyard

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.427 ratings
9.511 pro ratings
Spring Mountain District, Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Top Notes For
Joseph LaPanna

Dark with a dense ruby core. Carrying a bouquet of plum, cherry, clove and tobacco. Medium bodied, elegant with balanced acidity and a beautiful freshness. It opens with blueberry pie, plum, black cherry and mint. The finish lingers with hints of Bay and graphite.

Dark with a dense ruby core. Carrying a bouquet of plum, cherry, clove and tobacco. Medium bodied, elegant with balanced acidity and a beautiful freshness. It opens with blueberry pie, plum, black cherry and mint. The finish lingers with hints of Bay and graphite.

Jul 4th, 2018
Bryce Wiatrak

Stoic and utterly profound, this wine is an infant, but demonstrates incredible promise. Togni is a master, having crafted the 1969 Chappellet - likely the best wine I’ve ever tasted. His daughter Lisa holds the reigns now, and continues her family label’s string of excellence. “Old School”

Stoic and utterly profound, this wine is an infant, but demonstrates incredible promise. Togni is a master, having crafted the 1969 Chappellet - likely the best wine I’ve ever tasted. His daughter Lisa holds the reigns now, and continues her family label’s string of excellence. “Old School”

May 5th, 2018
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep and dark ruby red with a garnet hue on the edges. Dark spices on the nose with black cherries and dark floral notes. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Very dark palate with a savory touch, notes of bramble berries, graphite, earthy and minerality. Solid minerality throughout the long finish too. Rather approachable for a Togni but not as much as a few weeks ago, seems like it might be closing down for a little bit. Would leave for a couple years before trying again. Drink till 2040. (93+)

Deep and dark ruby red with a garnet hue on the edges. Dark spices on the nose with black cherries and dark floral notes. Heavy tannins (8/10) and full bodied. Very dark palate with a savory touch, notes of bramble berries, graphite, earthy and minerality. Solid minerality throughout the long finish too. Rather approachable for a Togni but not as much as a few weeks ago, seems like it might be closing down for a little bit. Would leave for a couple years before trying again. Drink till 2040. (93+)

1 person found it helpfulAug 18th, 2017
Antonio Galloni

Founder, Vinous

9.7

Exceptionally beautiful, precise and persistent. Great purity of fruit. Subtle and refined to the core.

Exceptionally beautiful, precise and persistent. Great purity of fruit. Subtle and refined to the core.

1 person found it helpfulJun 21st, 2017
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.3

Deep and dark ruby red. Muted nose, can definitely see the youth in this wine, notes of red mountain berries with some light spices and bark. Heavy tannins (8/10) hit rear palate and full bodied. Layers of red berries, pencil shavings, earthiness, and some spices. Rich and great texture. Drink from 2018 till 2043. (93+)

Deep and dark ruby red. Muted nose, can definitely see the youth in this wine, notes of red mountain berries with some light spices and bark. Heavy tannins (8/10) hit rear palate and full bodied. Layers of red berries, pencil shavings, earthiness, and some spices. Rich and great texture. Drink from 2018 till 2043. (93+)

1 person found it helpfulApr 2nd, 2017
Alan Doughty

Slightly bitter but inviting aromas of coffee grounds. Wonderfully balanced palate with dark chocolate and rioe black cherry flavors streaked with saline and peppery notes. Apprpriate grippy tannin keeps it all in check and adds a subtle leathery note on the finish.

Slightly bitter but inviting aromas of coffee grounds. Wonderfully balanced palate with dark chocolate and rioe black cherry flavors streaked with saline and peppery notes. Apprpriate grippy tannin keeps it all in check and adds a subtle leathery note on the finish.

1 person found it helpfulJan 11th, 2017
George Bato

Impressive structure, balance and overall impact. Showing amazingly well for a young Togni Estate Cab.

Impressive structure, balance and overall impact. Showing amazingly well for a young Togni Estate Cab.

1 person found it helpfulJan 7th, 2017
Martin Sher

Moody adolescent- much promise and plenty of delivery after an hour of air. Excellent balance and thankfully not overblown. Dark fruit some classic cassis and hints of great things to come.

Moody adolescent- much promise and plenty of delivery after an hour of air. Excellent balance and thankfully not overblown. Dark fruit some classic cassis and hints of great things to come.

Nov 27th, 2019
Pooneet Kant

Nice wine, but needs much more time. Deep and powerful in a very Napa way, but clearly well made.

Nice wine, but needs much more time. Deep and powerful in a very Napa way, but clearly well made.

Feb 14th, 2018
William Feinstein

The old man on the mountain never disappoints. Big, bold and brawny. The mountain fruit just has punch enough to hold up to the tannins in this big boy. The nose is tar, blackberries and menthol. 12 years old and still has a long life left.

The old man on the mountain never disappoints. Big, bold and brawny. The mountain fruit just has punch enough to hold up to the tannins in this big boy. The nose is tar, blackberries and menthol. 12 years old and still has a long life left.

Apr 15th, 2016