(1997 Vintage) Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon is blended with a small amount of Cabernet Franc and is aged in 50% to 60% new French oak barrels. This wine consistently exhibits impressive structure and velvety berry flavors vintage after vintage. The first vintage produced was in 1986. A classic Napa Valley Cabernet.
(1997 Vintage) Saturated full ruby. A fruit bomb of a nose: cassis, blueberry, licorice and espresso, complicated by a floral topnote from the franc and a whiff of dark chocolate. Suave, chewy and very concentrated,...
Decanter(1997 Vintage) Rating: 5/5 - As reviewed by Decanter. Full-bodied and ultra ripe but with great depth, structure and a long finish to give a sense of classic proportion. Sweet blackcurrant fruit, liquorice, raspberry and coffee aromas. Rich texture, firm structure, incredible flavours.
Wine Spectator(1997 Vintage) "Tremendous flavor, dark, ripe, rich and packed with black cherry, currant, anise, cedar and spice. Finishes with firm but deliciously well-integrated tannins. Best from 2003 through 2012. 2,400 cases made."
Robert Parker(1997 Vintage) Rating: 99/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate
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