2016 Philip Togni 'Tanbark Hill' Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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25 acres planted in 1981 at the top of Spring Mountain in Napa Valley gave birth to what was going to become a Napa legacy Cabernet producer. Philip Togni quickly earned a reputation for making bold, robust and deeply flavored wines that had grit and backbone. The “old-school” style of winemaking has been a hallmark of Togni for some 40 years with earthy aromatics similar to a great Saint-Julien: sandalwood, savory herbs, cedar, lead pencil and tobacco all leaping out of the glass. Vinous agrees “The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill Vineyard captures all the signatures of the Togni house style in a medium-bodied, accessible style that will be easy to drink and enjoy upon release. Savory herb, blackberry, crushed flowers, sweet tobacco and earthy notes give the 2016 its distinctive aromatic and flavor signatures. Silky and gracious to the core, the 2016 Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is a winner.”

Phillip Togni—who was making wine in the Napa Valley before Alaska was a State—is a Napa Valley legend. Today he and his daughter Lisa farm Phillip Togni Vineyard, a totally self-sufficient estate on Spring Mountain, and make an extremely rare, old-school, “Margaux-type” Cabernet blend there. Togni’s 2013 wine garnered a perfect 100-point score from Antonio Galloni, and countless others have scored in the high 95-99s. Togni has made more legendary wines than almost anyone in the valley (e.g. 1969 Chappellet). What can you do when your own reputation is a tough act to follow? Just keep making great wine.

Varietal:
Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage:
2016
Appellation:
Napa Valley
SKU #:
1040125
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Vinous

The 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill Vineyard captures all the signatures of the Togni house style in a medium-bodied, accessible style that will be easy to drink and enjoy upon release. Savory herb, blackberry, crushed flowers, sweet tobacco and earthy notes give the 2016 its distinctive aromatic and flavor signatures. Silky and gracious to the core, the 2016 Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon is a winner