1995 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon

- 750 ml
97+
RP-HG
Availability: Out of Stock
$480.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
12017-750-XX4

Wine Critic Reviews:

Philip Togni is one of California's most foresighted winemakers, holding back a small amount of wine and releasing it at age ten. This year, small quantities of the 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate were released, and, as I almost invariably do, I rated it higher than I did initially. It is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon that apparently turns to Bordeaux for elegance, structure, and complexity, yet retains Napa's extraordinarily sweet, rich, concentrated fruit. This profound 1995 still tastes like an adolescent. For my palate, it will benefit from another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should last easily for another 20-25 years. It is unquestionably one of California's as well as the world's greatest Cabernet Sauvignons.

Robert Parker | 97+ RP-HG
Philip Togni's 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon came across as big, powerful and brooding. Blackberries, asphalt and sweet herbs lingered on the finish. The 1995 is an epic, towering Cabernet from Philip Togni. I hope to taste it again when it is closer to peaking. What a great wine.

Vinous Media | 97 VM
Philip Togni is one of California’s most foresighted winemakers, holding back a small amount of wine and releasing it at age ten. This year, small quantities of the 1995 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate were released, and, as I almost invariably do, I rated it higher than I did initially. It is a classic Cabernet Sauvignon that apparently turns to Bordeaux for elegance, structure, and complexity, yet retains Napa’s extraordinarily sweet, rich, concentrated fruit. This profound 1995 still tastes like an adolescent. For my palate, it will benefit from another 4-5 years of bottle age, and should last easily for another 20-25 years. It is unquestionably one of California’s as well as the world’s greatest Cabernet Sauvignons.

Robert Parker | 96 RP
Notes of cassis, tobacco leaf, cedar and rich soil introduce a classically-proportioned, intense wine structured around a firm core of tannin and acidity. This wine is ageing very gracefully indeed, and benefits from decanting.
Drinking Window 2016 - 2035

Decanter | 94 DEC
(Cabernet Sauvignon- Philip Togni Vineyard) The 1995 Togni cabernet sauvignon is not as far down its evolutionary path as the stunning 1996, and this is still pretty hunkered down behind its chewy, mountain cabernet veneer. The bouquet is a pretty reserved blend of cassis, a bit of tariness, still some residual bell pepper, cigar smoke dark soil and a gentle topnote of fresh herbs. On the palate the wine is deep, full-bodied and closed, with a very good core, still some substantial, chewy tannins and a very long, focused and youthful finish. This vintage is quite shut down at the present time, so maybe I am just being a bit pessimistic, but it seems possible that the 1995 may always be just a touch muscle-bound in personality. But, to be fair, I may be misjudging it a bit in its closed down phase. (Drink between 2020-2050)

John Gilman | 90 JG

Sokolin 1995 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Tasting Notes:

Napa Valley is truly a magical place when it comes to wine, and its winemakers harness that elusive energy, infusing it into every bottle of their precious wines. This 1995 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon combines the elegance and refined dignity of a classic Bordeaux red with the ripeness, sweetness, and unique terroir influence of Napa, creating an unbelievably delicious hybrid. This wine could easily topple most other Cabernet Sauvignons.

An enchanting nose of crème de cassis, earth, forest undergrowth, tobacco, and currant unfolds from within your glass, as the swirling crimson lures you in, slowly but surely, until you’re spellbound by the wine’s potency and charm. The fruit is almost explosive on the approach, with incredible ripeness, depth, and purity. The finish lasts a full minute and coats your mouth with a thick, fruity perfume, one that urges you towards a second sip. No need to resist – give yourself to the wine, and let it open windows in your mind you never knew were there.
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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 1995
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-HG
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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