Philip Togni is one of the most honored figures in the history of Napa Valley wine. Winemaker of the iconic 1969 Chappellet Pritchard Hill Cabernet Sauvignon, Togni struck out on his own in 1975, eventually establishing his Spring Mountain vineyard in 1981. Today his wines are so quintessentially Napa in quality and character that they generally don’t fit the modern, orthodox mold. When the wines you grow today will outlive all the trends and fads in wine style over the next three decades, why change?
“This artisanal producer tucked away on the steep hillsides of Spring Mountain continues to fashion some of the most concentrated, inky black- colored Cabernet Sauvignons in California. The more I taste the Cabernets of Philip Togni, the more I admire what he has achieved. One of the legendary Philip Togni wines is the 1969 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon, which remains one of the most memorable California Cabernets I have ever had. The Cabernet Sauvignons Togni has produced at his small boutique winery since the early 1980s are every bit as profound, if not better than, the 1969. In most wines, there’s aways a battle between the fruit and the tannins, with the tannin often winning out, but Togni’s wines are the exception. At a vertical tasting, his Cabernet Sauvignons from his first vintages in the early 1980s remain extraordinary; these are remarkably young wines that still possess fabulous fruit concentration.”
– Robert Parker, The World’s Greatest Wine Estates: A Modern Perspective
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