2019 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Estate
The vineyard and winery are located at 2,000 feet near the top of Spring Mountain in the western hills of the Napa Valley. Philip arrived on Spring Mountain in 1975 and began planting or replanting the vineyard in 1981, although vines were first planted here in the late 1800s. The oldest vines are now from 1985 and our youngest was planted in 1997. The ten hectare vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verd and they farm our vineyard themselves using organic methods.
There are three owners, Birgitta and Philip Togni, along with their daughter Lisa. Philip is a former student of Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux, where he obtained the Diplôme National d'Oenologie many years ago while working as an assistant director at Château Lascombes. Philip came to the Napa Valley in 1959. Lisa has a background in the wine trade having harvested in Australia and at Château Léoville-Barton in Bordeaux so it should come as no surprise that Philip Togni's wines are very Bordeaux-like. All wines are Estate Bottled, meaning they only use grapes that we grow ourselves.
The Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet is a Margaux-type blend of mainly Cabernet Sauvignon, with Merlot, Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot. The Cabernet Sauvignon Estate 2019 is a classic Togni wine, intended to be kept for at least ten years and then allowed to mature well for another 30+ years in a cool cellar. Hints of green olive and thyme add a savory nuance to the raspberry and cherry notes on the nose, while the medium-to-full palate is concentrated in a dense, streamlined shape that sheds waves of dusty tannins, buffered by hints of cedar and vanilla with lingering cassis notes in the aftertaste. This is an icon that should not be missing in a beautiful wine collection.
GOOD FACT: Every year they hold back some of the newly bottled wine to re-release when it is ten, twenty and thirty years old and did you know that you get a nice discount if you choose to pick up at our Wine Warehouse!
Type of Wine|
Drinking as of|
Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full|
Barbecue, Cadeau!, Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Open haard, Romantisch|