Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 0,75
Pine, menthol, savory herbs, licorice, dark cherry and plum notes emerge from the 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon. With time in the glass, the 2011 fleshed out beautifully while retaining a classic, mid-weight profile. My sense is that the 2011 will develop along the lines of the 1994, a wine that remains distinctly floral, savory and medium in body, with less of the explosiveness of years such as 1985 or 1997, but with tons of class and style. It is going to be interesting to find out. The 2011 was bottled just a few months ago, so I will not be surprised if it shows even better than this note suggests with time. In 2011, the fruit came in a whole month later than normal.
Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2013 0,75
A majestic, towering wine, the 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is even more striking in bottle than it was from barrel. Deep, unctuous and remarkably vivid for such a big, intense wine, the 2013 simply conquers all of the senses, from the intellectual to the hedonistic. A host of dark red cherry, pomegranate, spice, mint and floral notes meld together in the glass, but the 2013 is a wine to admire for its total sense of completeness. This is easily the greatest young Philip Togni wine I have ever tasted. Simply put, the 2013 is magnificent and one of the wines of the vintage.
Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill 2013 0,75
Galloni 94PThe 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill Vineyard is a great example of why this vintage is so profound. Unusually dark and deep, the 2013 Tanbark Hill is a huge overachiever. A host of smoke, leather, hard candy, cedar and spices meld around a core of dark fruit. The 2013 is mysterious and brooding, but also sublime. It is also the finest version of this wine I have ever tasted.