Daily Wine 8/4/2017


A very perfumed expression of flowers, raisins, Asian five spice, and figs. Light on its feet, but decadent.

Daily Wine 8/4/17:

Philip Togni – Ca’ Togni – Napa Valley – 2000 – 375ml

  • This is a sweet red wine from Napa Valley that is inspired by a sweet wine from 19th century South Africa called Constantia.
  • The wine is made from 100% Black Hamburgh.
  • Annual production rarely exceeds 500 half bottles.
  • Philip Togni graduated from the University of Bordeaux and his diploma is marked as “No. 2”.
  • The first wines were Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc planted in 1981 at 2000 feet in elevation on top of Spring Mountain.
  • At this elevation they have 25 acres planted to Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Petit Verdot. Their focus is now on very ageworthy Margaux-type blends.
  • Pair this with a cheese plate complimented by a fig jam or sweets dominated by deeper fruit flavors of plum and raisins.

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