1994 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

- 750 ml
97
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$249.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
12016-750-AI

Wine Critic Reviews:

As is the practice at this winery, they hold back 50 or so cases of their finest vintages for release after a decade. The current release of their library selection is the 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon, a magnificent effort that, for me, is one of Togni's six or seven finest wines. Its deep plum/purple color reveals only a touch of lightening at the edge. A glorious perfume offers up aromas of plums, figs, creme de cassis, smoke, hickory spice, and high quality cigar tobacco. In a blind tasting, this California Cabernet could easily be mistaken for a great Pauillac given its structure, density, richness, and perfume. This 1994 is just beginning to move into its adolescence. Even though it has 20-25 years of life remaining, it is approachable. It is a monumental Cabernet Sauvignon from one of the valley's legacy producers.

Robert Parker

Sokolin 1994 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes:

Due to the incessant rainfall during the year, many of the Bordeaux vintages have been signed off and forgotten, but are now coming around. The primary example is the 1994 Montrose, the spicy red gem now shining the brightest. Its previous neglect might have prompted the dramatic flair that isn't even trying to stay hidden. An opaquely red glass of this wine spouts berry jam, cloves and aged oak primarily, with subtle but ever present leather and spice hues. It opens up royally and develops an intense, inspiring palate, without any sharpness at the tannins to distract you away. It's simply cascading with flavor and grace along the mouth like a high-end pleasure at its finest, making you wonder if it really was created the year and place that birthed it.

A wine to turn heads and make you second-guess everything you think you know about winemaking. You'd be all too lucky to drink this wine and have it disprove anything you thought you knew, have your skies painted crimson and your senses pleased by this miraculous liquid that you almost passed by unknowingly.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1994
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Togni
Rating 97 RP
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
Type of Wine California Red: Whether it's Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Syrah or Zinfandel, Californian red wine producers have a lovely habit of taking a varietal and expressing its essence in a unique, never before seen way. From Napa Valley to the regions south of Los Angeles, there's a red for everyone - and it's never too late to start exploring.
OWC No
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
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