Current Wine List - August 2016
We have just finished bottling our 2014 Philip Togni Cabernet and our 2014 Tanbark Hill Cabernet, our 32nd vintage. Enclosed you will find the form for ordering these wines along with our Ca’ Togni, our ten-year re-release, the 2006, and our twenty-year re- release, the 1996.
Last year’s release, the 2013, may be a hard act to follow as it was given 100 points by Antonio Galloni. In our own tastings of the 2014, it is hard to see any way in which it is any less a wine than the 2013, but time will tell. The weather in 2014 was fairly normal, though with underlying drought conditions. Some spring rain required additional work in the vineyard, while adequate heat led to a harvest beginning on 15th September.
Galloni’s comments on the wine are as follows:
The 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is wonderfully savory and mineral, with a host of graphite, liquefied rock, floral and dark stone fruit notes that open up in the glass. Energetic, crystalline and beautifully focused throughout, the 2014 exudes class from the very first taste... Today, the 2014 is shaping up to be another uber-classic wine from Togni. (94-97 points, Oct 2015)
The wine has been bottled as 100 cases of magnums and just under 1600 cases of bottles. We will be happy to receive your order now for the wine to be shipped in the spring of 2017. Please refer to all the details on the form. Please also note that we have been able to include additional states where we may now legally ship wine.
For those new to Philip Togni wines, our ten-acre vineyard is planted as 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet franc and 1% Petit Verdot. We use only the grapes that we grow here and farm ourselves at 2000 feet elevation to make both our Cabernet labels as well as our sweet Ca’Togni. Most vintages have proved to be exceptionally long lived.