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1996 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • 96 WA
  • 93 WS
  • 92 IWC
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 59831-1996

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 92

    ($145; 120 cases will be released in the fall of 2006, ten years after the harvest) Medium red-ruby color with some amber at the rim. Sexy, mellow aromas of plum, mocha, truffle and smoked meat. Sweet, plummy and lush but with good shape and freshness. A very harmonious cabernet that seemed to grow fresher in the glass. Offers an inviting combination of primary, secondary and tertiary flavors and finishes with lovely persistence. Togni says this was a big wine from the beginning, but today it's characterized more by its balance.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: May/June 2006
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 93

    Distinctive for its coffee bean, herbal and complex berry flavors, this wine is intense, with a chewy core of currant and blackberry flavors. Best to cellar short-term, although it's less rustic and backward at this stage than in previous vintages. 1,200 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 96

    Each year Togni releases about 100 cases of a 10-year old Cabernet. This year, the 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is being re-released. It is a fabulous example of Togni's visionary winemaking style. This inky/ruby/purple-tinged wine still tastes like a young adolescent. The extraordinary aromatics offer up scents of smoke, spices, sweet blackberries and cassis, saddle leather, and pain grille. With fabulous texture and sweet tannin, this remarkably young wine is a profound example of mountain Cabernet Sauvignon that should last for another two decades or more. Togni, who bears a striking resemblance to the actor George C. Scott, and is probably both tough and contrary enough to have played the title role in the movie Patton, has finally produced an abundant quantity of his spectacular Cabernet Sauvignon.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 93

    Author: Scooter
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Classic togni. Not as rich and complex as the 91 or 97 but has everything a great cab should. Cassis, cherry, leather, tobacco and a long finish.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2020
    Author: Patrick
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Took some time for the initial funk to blow off. After about two hour in the decanter a wonderful bouquet of leather, soft body and super fine tannins carry to a long finish. Very elegant.
    Author: Cellar Dweller 33
This family-owned and run vineyard, founded in 1981, sits near the top of Napa Valley's Spring Mountain. Formerly a producer of Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc, Togni Vineyards is now concentrated on its estate Margaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Cabernet Franc. This age-worthy blend reflects Togni's early wine education and influence as a student of Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux. With an annual production of only 2,000 cases, Togni wines are in limited supply and high demand. The estate grown and bottled Cabernet Sauvignon is a juicy combination of black cherry, currant, cassis, and licorice. In addition to the current release each vintage, Togni re-releases a 10-year-old bottling to showcase his wine's true aging potential. A second label, Tanbark Hill, is produced from younger vines on the estate property. Rounding out the portfolio, Togni also makes a sweet red known as Ca'Togni produced from Black Muscat.

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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 657 bottles owned
  • 148 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 148 collectors)