Philip Togni Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
"Estate Bottled" is an important definition for Philip Togni, meaning that they grow all the grapes on land they own and make and bottle the wine with their own workers, totally free from outside influences.
82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Merlot, 2% Cabernet Franc and 1% Petit Verdot. Philip Togni planted their first vines near the top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley in 1981. Those phylloxera-vulnerable rootstocks have now gone, replanted in the early nineties. Philip Togni's first wines were Cabernet and Sauvignon Blanc in 1983, but they have now concentrated their efforts on a very age-worthy, Margaux-type blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot, all grown on the 25-acre parcel where the family lives.