1997 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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1997 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon

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International Wine Cellar | 93

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, with excellent acidity to frame the lush fruit. Tannins are big but sweet. Showing very well.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Wine Advocate | 93

The 1997 Cabernet Sauvignon (2,800 cases from a blend of 85% Cabernet Sauvignon and 15% Cabernet Franc) boasts an opaque purple color as well as a gorgeous nose of mineral-infused black currants, and spicy oak. Full-bodied, structured, muscular, and multi-dimensional, it is approachable, but best cellared for 2-4 years, and drunk over the following 20-25 years.

Drink Dates: 2002-2027


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Wine Spectator | 96

Tremendous flavor, dark, ripe, rich and packed with black cherry, currant, anise, cedar and spice. Finishes with firm but deliciously well-integrated tannins. 2,400 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2003-2012
Author: James Laube


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Score: 89
Author: Charles M71
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 10/26/2014
Drink Dates: 2014-2015
Cherry cedar nose with a good deal of sediment. Fruit is diminished but, no off flavors. A great wine that is beginning to show some age.
Score: 80
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/16/2012
Dry, burnt cedar, brief finish. Same as last bottle. Dying.
Score: 91
Author: Larry H
Trust Rating: 98
Tasted On: 12/31/2010
Drink Dates: 2010-2020
Score: 94
Author: DrinkBeHappy
Trust Rating: 97
Tasted On: 10/23/2010
Drink Dates: 2004-2010
outstanding and peaking. not over paowering but deep rich black spicy charry flavors that is very long in the palete. give this one time (40 mins+ to open).

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Score: 92
Author: rdalehite
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 12/10/2009

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More Vintages and Sizes of Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon:

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