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1997 Philip Togni Cabernet (750ml - Full Bottle)

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Vintage 1997
Varietal Cabernet
Bottle Size 750
Style Red
Subregion Napa Valley
Bottle Condition Perfect

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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon has to be one of the great buys left for profound Napa Cabernet. Hes 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.
 
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Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate
Reviewer, Jay Miller - The Hedonist's Gazette - Although the group did not know it, Flight Three was composed of six 1997 Cabernets. However, everyone quickly sensed that these were younger wines and all from the same vintage. Several tasters shortly jumped onto 1997 and were awarded a gold star. A very tasty Rack of Lamb was served with these Cabernets and was a fine pairing. My personal favorite was the Philip Togni which was super fragrant (with none of the pine/resin character of a recently tasted 1994), still deeply colored, supple, layered, full of spicy flavors, and very long.
 

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Sub-Region :
Napa Valley
America’s equivalent of Bordeaux, Napa Valley is the most famous winegrowing region in the United States. Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay reign supreme in Napa Valley, but many of varietals are also grown successfully. Wines made from Napa Valley grapes vary greatly depending on the specific AVA or sub region where they are grown. Mount Veeder, Howell Mountain, Stag’s Leap, Oakville and Rutherford are a few acclaimed sub regions with their own distinct climactic and soil conditions. It is also the home of California “cult wines” like Screaming Eagle, Harlan Estate and Grace Family Vineyard. View all our items from Napa Valley
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California
Since the famous Judgement of Paris in 1976 California wines have unquestionably ranked among the best in the world. From the Anderson Valley in the North through Temecula Valley in the South, California vineyards grow dozens of wine grape varietals that produce wines of many different styles. The California wine industry has steadily gained ground since the 1960s (the industry took a major hit following Prohibition), but its roots date back over 200 years. Major grape varietals include Cabernet Sauvignon, Chardonnay, Zinfandel, Pinot Noir, Syrah and Sauvignon Blanc. View all our items from California