Philip Togni

(707) 963-3731 Spring Mountain Rd
St. Helena, CA 94574
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We planted our first vines up here at 2000 feet near the top of Spring Mountain in the Napa Valley in 1981. Those phylloxera vulnerable rootstocks have now gone, replanted in the early nineties. Our first wines were Cabernet and Sauvignon blanc in 1983, but we have now concentrated our efforts on a very ageworthy Margaux-type blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet franc and Petit Verdot, all grown here on the 25 acre parcel where we live. “Estate Bottled” is an important definition for us, meaning that we grow all the grapes on land we own and make and bottle the wine here with our own workers, totally free from outside influences. There are three owners, Birgitta and Philip Togni, recently joined by their daughter Lisa. Birgitta specializes in the vineyard. Philip is a former student of Emile Peynaud at the University of Bordeaux where he earned the Diplôme National d’Oenologie many years ago while working as assistant Régisseur at Château Lascombes. Lisa, holding an MBA, with a background Read more »

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon

    “King of the Red Wine Grapes.” The colonizer of the vineyards, pushing native wine grapes into its shadows. The Caber...

  • Muscat

    History of the grape: Muscat existed as far back as the Ancient Greeks. It spread throughout the world as empires gre...

  • Cabernet Franc

    History of the grape: References to it in the Loire region of France date as far back as the mid 12th century. But it...

  • Sauvignon

  • Petit Verdot

    History of the grape: It is thought Petit Verdot (“little green one”) predates Cabernet Sauvignon in Bordeaux, as far...

  • Sauvignon Blanc

    Sauvignon Blanc is widely grown in California -- at over 15,000 acres, it’s now the third most planted variety -- and...

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  • What wines do Italian people mostly like as a gift. Which brands?Which kinds? Read More

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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Tanbark Hill 2001

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    Wine review by tofubomb


  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 2001

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    Wine review by tofubomb


  • Hi everyone!Well - went and did it and my wife is now pregnant with our first child!I'd like to find a great red that is expected to mature and exciting in 2031. I have never cellared anything for longer than 3 years (i got the bug 3 years ago...).What would you choose? I plan to pop it open on the child's 21st birthday Read More

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  • Well it's official. I'll be going to Napa from July 6th through the 10th for my first official vacation for over three years. Got a sweet room at a place in St. Helena and I'm looking for recommendations of what the best places are to taste. I plan on spending at least two days in the Valley tasting, with a day trip out to Santa Cruz mountain... Read More

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  • I met with my first Tuesday of the month tasting group yesterday to blind taste ... blind tasting after all!1995 Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon - My 8th place wine/ Groups 8th place wine http://www.snooth.com/wine/philip-togni-cabernet-sauvignon-1995/This smelled a touch under-ripe on the nose with a nice spiced note but lots of overwhelming p... Read More

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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 1995

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    My 8th place wine/ Groups 8th place wine This smelled a touch under-ripe on the nose with a nice spiced note but lots of overwhelming pickle barrel and herb tone that dominated the light, raspberry fruit. In the mouth this was soft at firth then turned a bit feathery with the stern tannins peaking out on the finish that was drying and short. Not... Read More

    Wine review by Gregory Dal Piaz


  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 1995

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    Had in October 2008 and was very green. Maybe needs to sit a bit longer. Read More

    Wine review by oceank8


  • I went to a tasting the other day that I was excited about, so I decided to ... MontelenaPhilip TogniBased on Snooth rankings, the only one I gave a 5 was the Phelps Insignia. It was a GREAT wine (but I will probably never own any, since it was retailing at $190). The Philip Togni actually received a 1 from me, WAY too green, not enjoyable to m... Read More

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  • Philip Togni Cabernet Sauvignon Spring Mountain District 1993

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    Wine review by jammerkid


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