Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2018
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Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a captivating expression of Napa Valley’s Spring Mountain terroir, carefully crafted by renowned winemaker Lisa Togni. Drawing from the rich legacy of the estate’s classic vintages, this wine exudes a timeless elegance and promises an extended aging potential.
In the glass, the wine unveils a medium to deep garnet-purple hue, hinting at its depth and intensity. The aroma is enchanting, opening up with a burst of crushed black currants, fresh blackberries, and ripe red plums, intertwined with alluring notes of pencil lead, cedarwood, and a hint of tapenade, showcasing its Bordeaux-like nuances.
On the palate, the wine greets with precision and finesse, showcasing its structured and vibrant character, emblematic of the 2018 vintage. The flavor profile resonates with classic Cabernet Sauvignon characteristics, featuring luscious crème de cassis and almost blue fruits. Vivid and bright, lively acids dance on the tongue, lending an air of freshness and purity. The wine’s intensity is unwavering, with layers of bold, crunchy black and red berries, framed by a lively backbone and firm, grainy tannins, leading to a long, energetic finish.
As the wine unfurls, additional complexities come into play, revealing delicate floral nuances, hints of mint, and a subtle touch of underbrush. It is a wine of utmost refinement, sensuality, and polish. While accessible with a healthy decant, the true potential of Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 lies in its ability to age gracefully. Jeb Dunnuck suggests waiting 7-8 years for it to reach maturity, but the rewards will undoubtedly be worth the patience. With its impressive structure and balance, this wine is poised to evolve gracefully over the next 30-40 years, echoing the classic, old-school style of a top Saint-Julien.
This throwback to a bygone era is not for the faint-hearted; it is a wine that demands attention and rewards the discerning palate. With its serious grip and rugged personality, it begs for time in the cellar to fully round into its true form. Best savored between 2027 and 2040, this wine is sure to be a worthy companion throughout its journey of maturation.
Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 is a testament to the enduring legacy of the vineyard and the dedication of its winemaker. Crafted with meticulous care, it showcases the artistry of the estate and promises to leave an indelible mark in the annals of Napa Valley’s winemaking excellence.