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1993 Philip Togni Cab
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This artisanal producer tucked away on the steep hillsides of Spring Mountain continues to fashion some of the most concentrated, inky black-colored Cabernet Sauvignons in California. The more I taste the Cabernets of Philip Togni, the more I admire what he has achieved. One of the legendary Philip Togni wines is the 1969 Chappellet Cabernet Sauvignon, which remains one of the most memorable California Cabernets I have ever had. The Cabernet Sauvignons Togni has produced at his small boutique winery since the early eighties are every bit as profound, if not better than the 1969. In many wines, it is always a battle between the fruit and the tannin, with the tannin often winning out, but Togni's wines are the exception. As a recent vertical tasting proved, his Cabernet Sauvignons from his first vintages in the early eighties remain extraordinary, remarkably young wines that still possess fabulous fruit concentration. Readers never need to worry about the tannin outlasting the fruit at this winery. Recent vintages (the 1995 looks to be the qualitative equivalent of the great 1994) have all been superb, with the 1990, 1991, 1992, 1994, and probably the 1995 all meriting mid-ninety point scores. The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is marginally lighter, but this massive example of the vintage is extremely well-endowed, and perhaps underrated vis a vis the other Cabernet Sauvignons. Togni's Cabernet Sauvignons are thick, super-concentrated, inky black wines that are among the finest of California. Next spring I will issue a tasting note on what appears to be a stupendous 1995. In 1993, the herbaceousness I noted appears to be translating into an attractive, cedary, spicy, cigar box character. Like all Togni Cabernets, the 1993 is an opaque purple with intense, jammy, blackcurrant, mineral, and vanillin scents. Extremely full-bodied, this is a wine with outstanding richness, an unctuous texture, and a huge, sweet, ripe finish. Although it is an exceptional example of Cabernet Sauvignon, it is sandwiched between the formidable 1992 and 1994.
 
 
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