2000 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2000 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 90(+?)

($100) Good full ruby-red. Aromas of blackcurrant, violet, bitter chocolate, shoe polish and menthol. Juicy, slightly dry-edged flavors similar to the aromas. A bit dominated today by chocolatey oak. In a distinctly tougher style and firmly tannic today, but juicy on the back.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 108

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Wine Advocate | 90

The dark ruby/purple-colored, medium-bodied, stylish 2000 Cabernet Sauvignon offers sweet, loamy, earthy notes along with pure cassis, licorice, and spice box. It is best consumed over the next decade.

Drink Dates: 2003-2013


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Wine Spectator | 93

A wonderful display of fruit purity, with floral, plum, grapey currant and black cherry fruit that's well-focused and supported by firm tannins. Finishes with a push of blackberry and lead pencil. Rich and concentrated while remaining elegant and refined. 2,500 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004-2012
Author: James Laube


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Score: 91
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 03/08/2014
Score: 91
Author: Charley
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 10/05/2013
Drink Dates:
Good wine, nothing to write home about. After about 1.5 hours open, it started really showing, but still something a little lacking. Maybe a bit old?
Score: 90
Author: tiberite
Trust Rating: 95
Tasted On: 04/15/2013
Site Blog: mac_h
Score: 92
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/19/2011
Score:
Author: Lulu SF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2011
Original Note - 13.5% alc
More Vintages and Sizes of Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2010 (750ml)
2005 (750ml)
2004 (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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