Napa Cabernet 2019

Philip Togni Vineyard: Napa Cabernet 2019

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Cabernet Sauvignon 82%, Merlot 15%, Cabernet Franc 2%, Petit Verdot 1%
rot, trocken
14,0% Vol.
Trinkreife: 2026–2059
Verpackt in: 12er
voluminös & kräftig
Lobenberg: 97–98/100
Decanter: 99/100
Galloni: 96–99/100
USA, Californien
Allergene: Sulfite, Abfüllerinformation

Heiner Lobenberg über:
Napa Cabernet 2019


Lobenberg: Der Weinberg liegt auf über 600 Metern Höhe in den Spring Mountains, westlich von Napa Valley. Präsentiert sich auf Anhieb sehr zugänglich: Blaubeeren, Kakao, geräucherter Speck und Brombeeren. Wunderbar polierte Tannine führen in den sehr langen und verführerischen Abgang hinein. Johannisbeere und orientalische Gewürze hallen lange nach. Die perfekte Symbiose aus Margaux, Pauillac und Napa. Großartiges Gleichgewicht ausstrahlend, dabei geschliffen und ungeheuer kraftvoll. Einer der wirklich großen Cabernets der neuen Welt. 97-98/100


Decanter über: Napa Cabernet

-- Decanter: Pure savoury black magic. The 2019 offers deeply penetrating black-toned fruit laced with black olive and walnut husk. It has gorgeous texture and acidity, which brings forward riper blackberry fruit and raspberry on the palate, coupled with sandalwood and scorched wild herbs. Fine-grained tannins frame a muscular structure with immense grip. Tobacco and cedarwood are masterfully integrated throughout this utterly beguiling red. Decanter’s William Kelley has written, ‘Philip [Togni] and his daughter Lisa are producing wines that deserve to be recognised as some of the most authoritative, classical Cabernets in all California’, and my tastings concur fully with Kelley’s assessment. I would add that the winery’s practice of ageing wine at the winery is remarkably rare for a Californian producer. Those fortunate enough to taste a 20 or 30-year-old Togni family wine from the winery will earn a well-deserved window into the ageability of a well-built, tightly-knit California Cabernet. Grapes harvested off the steepest, rockiest vineyard blocks of their 4-hectare estate are used to make the Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet, while the rest goes into Tanbark Hill Vineyard, their second wine. Since 1997, the flagship Togni Cabernets are all an exacting blend of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc, and 1% Petit Verdot, which is how their vineyard is planted. 99/100


Galloni über: Napa Cabernet

-- Galloni: The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is off the charts. What a wine. The 2019 captures all the Togni signatures, but with both more fruit richness and energy than is the norm. A Cabernet of gravitas and consequence, the 2019 is shaping up to be one of the wines of the year. 96-99/100

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Philip Togni

Über Philip Togni viele Worte zu verschwenden kommt dem Versand von Eulen nach Athen gleich, egal ob man sie trägt oder mit FedEx schickt. Geboren in Windsor als Sohn eines Tessiners wuchs er in Schottland auf.

Napa Cabernet 2019