ITEM 15797

1997 Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

$249.98

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Wine Rating:

98WA

Bottle Size

750ml

Vintage

1997

Country/State

california

Wine Region

napa

Variety

cabernet sauvignon

Wine Producer

philip togni vineyard

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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 98 points

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon has to be one of the great buys left for profound Napa Cabernet. He?s 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.

Review Date: December 2007