Philip Togni Tanbark Hill Cabernet Sauvignon 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
Inviting, with ripe raspberry and black currant fruit stitched with singed apple wood, tobacco, menthol and sweet bay leaf. Reveals a bit of tarry grip on the finish, along with a cast iron hint, but should round into form soon enough. Best from 2023 through 2034. 530 cases made.
It's telling that even Togni's 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill Vineyard-the early-drinking wine-needs a few years in the cellar. The barest hint of bell pepper accents bold cassis fruit and notes of wild thyme on the nose, while the medium to full-bodied palate is fairly open and generous, with enough suppleness to suggest only five years of cellaring will be necessary. Classically styled, it's streamlined in shape and long on the finish, ending with mouthwatering acids and soft tannins.
The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Tanbark Hill Vineyard is soft, open-knit and an absolute delight to taste today. Silky contours wrap around a core of red berry fruit, rose petal and spice. This gracious, understated Cabernet Sauvignon is a real charmer.