More Vintages and Sizes of Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon:
Recommended For You
International Wine Cellar
Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 84
Deep ruby. Slightly roasted, inky aromas of dark berries and licorice. Lush and very smooth in the middle palate, but currently a bit dominated by its underlying structure. Hiding more than it showing today. Tannins are substantial but quite velvety for the vintage.
Professional content appears courtesy of Vinfolio
Author: Robert Parker
The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful, concentrated, dense ruby/purple-colored wine. Full-bodied and muscular, it exhibits copious quantities of black currant fruit intermixed with blackberries, minerals, cedar, and Chinese black tea-like notes. The tannin is sweet, in a vintage where this component can be slightly coarse. It can be drunk now or aged for 25 years.
Author: James Laube
Still youthful and potent, this is very rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's well-defined. This is still quite tannic, yet it's deftly balanced, finishing with a long, persistent finish. Easily the best of four bottles tasted.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 08/31/2012
Drink Dates: 2012-2014
Still youthful and potent, this is very rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's well-defined. This is still quite tannic, yet it's deftly balanced, finishing with a long, persistent finish. Easily the best of four bottles tasted.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2014
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/08/2011
Good bottle. Still dark ruby with amber edges. Balanced tannin, moderate fruit and finish.
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 07/07/2010
Site Blog: mac_h
Early Mature (From 2008 To 2016)
Trust Rating: 93
Tasted On: 04/03/2009
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 01/12/2009
Drink Dates: 2000-2009
Dates/fig/dried black currant and a bit of vinegar in the reduced nose. Some astringency. Nice structure but no finish.
Corporate Office1890 Bryant St, Ste 208San Francisco, CA email@example.com
Napa Warehouse644 Hanna Dr, Ste EAmerican Canyon, CA 94503
Online auctions operated by Vinfolio, Inc. in accordance with CA ABC Act Section 23355.1(d) and Section 2328 of the CA Commercial Code. © 2004-2014 Vinfolio