Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Spring Mountain District|
Philip Togni 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon illustrates once again that Togni, like the top classified growths of Bordeaux, is outstanding every vintage. The estate's high elevation and well draining soils allowed the Tognis the luxury of harvesting on schedule at the preferred ripeness. The Tognis ruthlessly discarded fruit that didn't meet their uncompromising standards. The resulting wine shows ample fruit and a solid foundation of structure which will age beautifully for many years.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 91 points
Good full red. Musky, medicinal aromas of plum, dark berries, resin, licorice and underbrush. Silky and sweet in the middle palate, with nicely integrated acidity giving shape to the rather wild flavors of dark berries, leather, cedar and fresh herbs. Finishes with good breadth but the edgy tannins need at least a few years to harmonize with the wine's acidity. The Tognis picked in four days, beginning on October 30, which Philip Togni described as the latest ever, along with the 1998.