Philip Togni Vineyard

  • “No one is more deserving of this success than Philip Togni, who has made some of the all-time great Napa Valley Cabernets going back to the late 1960s. His daughter Lisa appears to be poised to do the same as she takes over the family estate from her parents.”
    –Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media

  • .“This is an irrefutable source of remarkable Cabernet Sauvignons that last 20-30+ years! Cabernet enthusiasts who have not yet discovered Philip Togni should be on a crusade for his wines, which will handsomely repay extended cellaring.”
    —Robert Parker, The Wine Advocate

  • “In turn, the Togni wines have gained a reputation for astonishing endurance. They are tensile and savory, dark-fruited and cedar-edged, showing the broad, ripe structure that shows mastery with this particular grape. They routinely last 20 years or more, matching the toughness of great old Bordeaux with a Napan generosity.”
    —Jon Bonné, SF Chronicle

There are few winemakers still living with the kind of history that Philip Togni has under his belt. Long before his eponymous winery was even conceived, he was crafting some of the most iconic wines in California. After a year at Mayacamas (1959), he became the founding winemaker for Chalone, worked at Inglenook for a year, became the founding winemaker for Chappellet (producing the acclaimed 1969 Cabernet Sauvignon that is still regarded as one of the greatest ever produced in California), and finally at finished out the 1970’s at Cuvaison.

In 1981, while still employed at Cuvaison, he began planting his own vineyard on Spring Mountain and it is here that he has cemented his legacy. Starting with the 1983 vintage he has produced an unbroken string of world class wines; age-worthy, classic, and incredible. Although Philip is still very involved, since 2007, his daughter Lisa has taken the lead more and more. The good news is that she shares her father’s gift for winemaking and shows no interest in changing anything at this venerable estate.  

From this single vineyard they produce three wines: the flagship Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon, a second label Cabernet Sauvignon, Tanbark Hill, and a rare dessert wine, Ca’ Togni. The Cabernet Sauvignons are made using barrel selection, but are otherwise handled exactly the same. All fruit is aged for 20 months in 40% new French oak, at which point the decision is made of which lots are blended into each wine. The Ca’ Togni is a wine unique to Napa, made from Black Hamburgh, Togni’s quarter acre of vines produce an aromatic, concentrated, sweet red wine unlike anything else we have come across. A true estate, the wines are made, bottled, and stored just feet away from the vineyard.

While the trends have ebbed and shifted throughout the past three decades, Philip and Lisa have remained true to the style that made the name Togni legendary. It’s a thrill to taste these wines, knowing you are tasting history in the making.

Legendary. Iconic. Benchmark. These are words that can only truly be earned with time, and Philip Togni Vineyard has earned the right to use them all.

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Cabernet Sauvignon "Tanbark Hill"
Cabernet Sauvignon
The second label from Philip Togni Vineyard, this wine is an incredible value. From the same estate vineyard as their eponymous wine, this... Read More
United States California

Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
A true Napa legend, the Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet is an ageworthy, classic style of California Cabernet. Each bottle has decades of... Read More
United States California

94 AG
Cabernet Sauvignon
Cabernet Sauvignon
2000 foot elevation, 29 year old vines. Hand-harvested around October 15th, followed by an 8-10 day fermentation and  20 months in French... Read More
United States California

93 VM
Ca' Togni
Black Hamburgh
A truely unique Napa wine, this represents some of the only (possibly the only) Black Muscat vines grown in the USA. Grown in their 2000'... Read More
United States California