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1997 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon - 750 ml

98
RP
750 ml - $249.00
Product ID: 12019-750-AI
Availability: In Stock
Vintage: 1997
Format: 750 ml
Color: Red
Country: US
Producer: Togni
Rating: 98 RP
Region: California
Type of Wine: California Red
Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon

Description: 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.

Robert Parker

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