Cabernet Sauvignon

2016

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A true Napa legend, the Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet is an ageworthy, classic style of California Cabernet. Each bottle has decades of potential and shows unmistakable high-elevation, mountain character. 

The estate Cabernet is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon with about 15% Merlot and Petit Verdot, cofermented. Vineyards are volcanic soils with some granite, quartz and clay. Aged in about 40% new Bordeaux barrels with the rest being 1 year old.  

96 points
"A regal wine, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has really shut down following its recent bottling, which is probably a very good thing for its long-term prospects, although it does make the wine harder to read. Today, the 2016 is dark, powerful and quite savory, with tremendous persistence and class to burn. Translucent, deep and exquisitely layered, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Dark red cherry, plum, wild herb, cedar, tobacco and smoke build as the 2016 starts to open up in the glass. This is a jewel of a wine from the Togni family."
Antonio Galloni,
Vinous Media
, December 2018
96+ points
"Medium to deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate reveals a wonderfully spicy nose of cinnamon stick, cloves, fenugreek and cumin seed over a core of cassis, kirsch, black raspberries and spearmint with nuances of lavender and forest floor. Medium-bodied, the palate is laden with energetic red and black berry flavors, framed by ripe, finely grained tannins and bold freshness, finishing long and perfumed."
Lisa Perrotti-Brown,
Wine Advocate
, December 2018
94 points
"Youthfully tight, this mineral-edged style offers a core of currant and black cherry fruit, framed by iron, bay leaf, menthol and singed alder notes. A mulled spice edge emerges on the finish as everything slowly melds together, ending with a persistent tarry echo. Best from 2022 through 2038. 860 cases made."
James Molesworth,
Wine Spectator
, August 2019

SKU/Code: 
DB7820-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Cabernet Sauvignon