2002 Philip Togni - Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill Vineyard 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine

Vinfolio | Rating: 94

This is a wine of astonishingly high quality and exceptional value. When Vinfolio offered it in May, 2005 (WSC Issue 5), it quickly sold out. We are fortunate to be able to offer it to you once again. The wine is dark purple/black in the glass with concentrated aromas of black cherry, mocha, and dark chocolate. The balanced, well defined palate introduces a rich mouthful of saturated black fruits, tar, tobacco, and toasty vanilla bean. Anywhere else this wine would be a serious contender for a winery's reserve program, but for Philip Togni it is declassified.

Drink Dates: 2006-2014
Author: Vinfolio Team
Issue: 33

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Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

Chewy and a bit rustic, with firm, austere tannins. It nonetheless possesses a dense, rich, concentrated core of perfumed Cabernet fruit, with layers of currant, cedar, anise, sage and nutmeg. A bit backward now; needs cellaring. 1,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2007-2015
Author: James Laube

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Wine Advocate | Rating: 89

As I reported last year, Philip Togni was not satisfied with his 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon. Therefore, doing what he does in other vintages where certain lots are declassified, courageously (and at considerable economic loss) he will only market a 2002 Tanbark Cabernet Sauvignon, which is excellent, possibly outstanding. Its deep ruby/purple color is accompanied by a sweet, evolved nose of cedarwood, tapenade, herbs, licorice, incense, and black currants. Enjoy it now and over the next 12-14 years. What I especially admire from the Tognis is their decision to not take advantage of the vintage's lofty reputation (in large measure justified at the top cellars), but rather take a huge financial hit and market the wine under their junior label. This is integrity at its finest, so hats off to the Togni family.

Drink Dates: 2005-2019
Author: Robert Parker

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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 88

($48; Togni's only cabernet release from the 2002 vintage) Full ruby-red. Wild, slightly reduced nose combines plum and smoked meat. Fat, soft and sweet, with fruit-driven flavors of currant, black raspberry, mocha, cedar and graphite. Togni left out all of the press wine, which was especially low in acidity. The resulting wine did not have enough structure to merit bottling under his flagship labe l. Finishes with dusty tannins and a lingering leathery taste. A good wine, but smaller-scaled for a cabernet from this producer and best suited for drinking on the early side.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 120

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Collector Reviews For This Wine

Rating: 94
Author: cloudon
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/18/2012
10 years of age on this has really made this show well. Great dark cherry aromas, mineral, chalk, and great balance. This wine had plenty of life left. Great finish

Rating: 92
Author: Patrick
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 03/07/2011

Rating: 90
Author: Juan K
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 12/05/2010

Average rating: 91, based on 7 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

538 bottles owned by 198 collectors.

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About This Producer

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.

See other similar producers: Grace Family Vineyards, Screaming Eagle, Colgin Cellars

Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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