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Philip Togni

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2007 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 93

Powerful, full bodied, concentrated and still quite young, there is a lot going on here. But the wine is still young, tight and holding back a lot in reserve. Like all Philip Togni wines, it is going to require time and patience. When people say, "They don't make them like used to" have them try a Togni Cabernet.

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2001 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 95

Still young at close to 15 years of age, this is a powerful, tannic, structured wine, with plenty of ripe blackberries, fresh herbs, tobacco and earthy notes. Another 5 years, perhaps even 10 will add a lot to this wine.

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1997 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 92

Pure cigar box on the nose with cassis and cedar on the nose. The wine is powerful and concentrated, as well as packed with searing tannins and peppery, fat, intense finish. Clearly, this is a wine of quality, but it’s so tannic, and firmly structured, it’s going to be a problem for many tasters.

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Full bodied, concentrated and packed with truffle, tobacco, olives and cassis, the wine ends with fresh cassis and cherries. There is no danger of this quickly fading away, but I am not sure there is much to be gained by further aging.

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1995 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 94

Licorice, cassis, old wood, truffle, cedar and tobacco on the nose, in a blind tasting, you’d think it was a Pauillac. On the palate, you find weight and density coupled with ample sweet cherries and freshness. The wine has room for improvement.

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1994 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 94

Time in the cellar has certainly added a lot to this wine. At 26 years of age, and about 90 minutes in the decanter, it was easy to see that it has softened, filled out and added fabulous nuances of cedar, forest leaf, tobacco and blackberry. Long, full-bodied, round and crisp, I have completely changed my mind on this wine and I am thrilled to have a few more in my cellar.

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Some people are going to like this more than others including me. While powerful, dense and concentrated, its harsh, green and rustic in the drying, dark red berry finish. Wines like this are not about the quality, it’s a matter of style for most tasters.

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Full bodied, concentratred and tannic, this large scaled wine shows green notes and an austere personality. Big in size, if this is some tasters cup of tea, I'd prefer coffee.

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Big, concentrated mountain fruit. Still tannic. Needs time. The finish ended with a bitter, green note that took away from the ripe cassis and blackberry flavors.

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1992 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 92

Youthful, fresh, full bodied and concentrated, with an earthy, tobacco, forest floor, leaf and blackberry character, there is a lot of personality in this wine that is tasting at least 10 years younger than its true age.

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1991 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon  (Spring Mountain District) 94

Tobacco, cedar wood, herbs, olive, blackberry and wet forest aromas kick off the wine. Full bodied, concentrated and packed with ripe, juicy cassis, this is one of the best examples of age worthy California Cabernet Sauvignon.

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