3 Ratings
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

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Wine Description

(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,...

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  • Wine Spectator
    (1994 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator.
  • 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
  • Robert Parker
    (1995 Vintage)