Philip Togni, Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, California, USA 2009
"beautiful and seductive in its red fruit, mint and tobacco. This is a surprisingly accessible...."
Our vineyard and winery are at 2000 feet elevation near the top of Spring Mountain in the western hills of the Napa Valley.
We arrived on Spring Mountain in 1975 and began planting our vineyard in 1981, though vines were first planted here at the end of the 19th century. The oldest vines are now from 1985 and our youngest were planted in 1997. Our ten-acre vineyard is planted with Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. We farm our vineyard ourselves using organic practices.
95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate Outer quote mark The 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon is stunningly beautiful and seductive in its red fruit, mint and tobacco. This is a surprisingly accessible vintage for the Cabernet Sauvignon. Today it looks like an excellent choice for readers who want to explore the wines of this iconic producer--as long as it doesn't close down in bottle. Togni's 2009 is notable for its exceptional elegance, finesse and pedigree. There is plenty of Spring Mountain structure, but today the 2009 is disarmingly sexy and radiant for such a young wine. (AG) 95+ Inner quote mark (12/2011)