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1996 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
1996 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
1996 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Professional Reviews

IWC
92(+?)

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.

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WA
93

Wine Advocate 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.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube Issue: Web

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.

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Community Reviews

94

JLANDAULA 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

92

Johnnymd Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 10/08/2011

Good bottle. Still dark ruby with amber edges. Balanced tannin, moderate fruit and finish.

93

tiberite Trust Rating: 95 Tasted On: 07/07/2010 Site Blog: mac_h

Early Mature (From 2008 To 2016)

93

Jkbergmann Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 04/03/2009

89

JMC22 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.

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