1997 Philip Togni Cabernet - 750ml

1997 Philip Togni Cabernet - 750ml

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1997 Philip Togni Cabernet - 98 Pts!
The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon has to be one of the great buys left for profound Napa Cabernet. He's done the aging for you and of course the wine is still an adolescent in terms of aging potential. Brilliant notes of cedar spice box cassis smoke and licorice soar from the glass as if this wine were pretending to be a first-growth Pauillac. Full-bodied powerful still with a boatload of tannin to resolve and just a faint lightening of the dense purple color at the rim this is a brilliant wine from a vintage that produced relatively quick-evolving wines but no such thing is tolerated at Philip Togni. This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon with the exuberance purity and richness of fruit that Napa provides but with a Bordeaux structure that Togni with his Bordeaux upbringing somehow builds into the wine. This wine will continue to drink well for at least another 30+ years. RP

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Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Philip Togni
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 98 RP - 1997 Philip Togni Cabernet - 98 Pts! The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon has to be one of the great buys left for profound Napa Cabernet. He's done the aging for you and of course the wine is still an adolescent in terms of aging potential. Brilliant notes of cedar spice box cassis smoke and licorice soar from the glass as if this wine were pretending to be a first-growth Pauillac. Full-bodied powerful still with a boatload of tannin to resolve and just a faint lightening of the dense purple color at the rim this is a brilliant wine from a vintage that produced relatively quick-evolving wines but no such thing is tolerated at Philip Togni. This is a great Cabernet Sauvignon with the exuberance purity and richness of fruit that Napa provides but with a Bordeaux structure that Togni with his Bordeaux upbringing somehow builds into the wine. This wine will continue to drink well for at least another 30+ years. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Vintage
Rating 98 RP
Bottle Size 750 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Philip Togni
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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