1990 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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1990 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Wine Advocate | 93

The spectacular 1991s will not be released for another year. As impressive as these wines are, the 1990s have a slight edge at present. The 1990 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate (88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot) reveals an astonishingly deep color, as well as a huge aroma of smoky cassis, chocolate, and licorice. In the mouth, it is a powerful wine, with great stuffing, wonderful structure, enough acid and tannin to frame the wine's immense size, and a formidable finish. I was told the yields were a minuscule 2 tons per acre. While it should not be drunk before the mid to late nineties, it has the potential to easily last for 20 years.

Drink Dates: 1993-2013
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 89

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Wine Spectator | 93

Dark, ripe, rich and concentrated, with a tight focus on the core of blackberry jam, plum and black cherry flavors. Holds its firm focus on a long, intense finish. Has the intensity to last another decade.--California Cabernet retrospective. 2,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2001-2010
Author: James Laube


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More Vintages and Sizes of Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2010 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2003 (750ml)
1999 (750ml)
1997 (750ml)

About This Producer


From vineyards set 400 feet above the floor of Napa Valley, two critically-acclaimed powerhouse wines are crafted. Both the Cabernet Sauvignon (which includes just a touch of estate Cabernet Franc) and the Maya (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) showcase Oakville fruit in its most concentrated intensity. Production is limited to micro-quantities, making these wines sought-after prizes for collectors and wine enthusiasts alike.

Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle bought their family estate in 1982, realizing their vision of producing world-class wine. The first vintages were 1986 for the Cabernet and 1988 for the Maya, which went on to earn a perfect 100-point score from Robert Parker for the 1992 vintage. Naoko Dalla Valle has maintained sole responsibility for the vineyards and winery since her husband's death in 1995. French enologist Michel Rolland consults bi-annually on winemaking and blending decisions.

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