R.H. Phillips Winery, nestled in the Dunnigan Hills northwest of of Sacremento, was founded in 1983 by brothers Karl and John Giguiere along with John’s wife Lane. Twenty-eight years later the Giguiere’s continue to produce quality wine with the help of winemakers Blake Kuhn and Owen Smith. Known for their Toasted Head brand wines, the winery sits on 1,700 acres and is a favorite site for weddings and other special events.
Editorial Reviews for Toasted Head Cab
Smoky, tarry and jammy with a lot of black, medicinal spice notes dominating the nose. Very easy and fairly fruity in the mouth with soft, easy tannins and good acidity supporting the bright red fruit, a bit plummy, and with raspberry jam tones this is easy and fresh with good finishing length and purity though it turns a bit chewy on the backend. Something not quite Cabernet like in here reminds me of slightly unripe fruit and while it’s fruitier than one would expect from the nose it is not typical Cabernet. 86pts
Tasted this wine at the Snooth Panel tasting: Muted sweet (candy) smelling wine with a short finish and nothing really distinctive.
This wine had a smokey nose, but overall I found it thin and bitter. There were some raspberry notes and the mid-palate was fine, but overall it was a bit disappointing. Tasted at the Snooth PTP California Cab blind tasting: http://www.snooth.com/talk/topic/snooth-ptp-california-cabernet
Two and a half glasses
External Reviews for Toasted Head Cab
Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 18 months in American oak barrels, 20% in new barrels for the vanilla and toasty flavors that new oak imparts. Look for a bouquet of cherry and blackberry fruit, with notes of chocolate, leather, roasted coffee,
Toasted Head Cabernet Sauvignon was aged 18 months in American oak barrels, 20% in new barrels for the vanilla and toasty flavors that new oak imparts. Look for a bouquet of cherry and blackberry fruit, with notes of chocolate, leather, roasted coffee, and sweet oak. The tannins are mouth filling but soft, with a hint of smoke.
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