Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009: panel tasting results

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High alcohols and uneven quality in the generic-level wines marred what was otherwise a fine tasting, with our experts recommending most wines for good medium-term drinking. See the top 18 Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009 wines here...
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Napa and Sonoma Cabernet 2009, Philip Togni
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Philip Togni, Spring Mountain, Napa Valley

Philip Togni, Spring Mountain, Napa Valley
Decanter average score: 17.25pts/20 (90+/100pts)
Individual judge’s scores: Stephen Brook 17.5 Yohann Jousselin MS 16.5 David Motion 18
European in style with a minty overtone to the nose, which shows purity of fruit. Rich, suave and full-bodied, with concentration and some freshness, lifting a long spicy finish. Controlled and expressive.
Price £64–£83 Bibendum, Christopher Keiller, Farr Vintners, Slurp
Drink 2013–2030
Alc 14.5%