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2002 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml
2002 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Cabernet Sauvignon
2002 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Professional Reviews

IWC
90

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 120

($100) Bright red-ruby. Cool aromas of blueberry, violet and bitter chocolate. Sweet but cool in the mouth, with brooding flavors of dark berries, dark chocolate and mint. Offers an enticing sweetness but comes across as a bit youthfully unyielding today. Finishes with dusty, slightly clenched tannins. In a distinctly cool style. This will require five or six years for the tannins to soften.

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WA
97

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 201

The sensational 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon is a blend of 90% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Cabernet Franc from the red soils of their vineyards planted in the Oakville Corridor on the eastern hillsides overlooking the valley floor vineyards of Screaming Eagle and Rudd Estate. A dense ruby/purple color is followed by aromas and flavors reminiscent of a 4-to-5 year-old wine rather than one that has already hit a decade of age. In fact, it probably needs another 5-10 years of cellaring and should keep for 20-25 more years. It is another example of what will one day be regarded as the 'golden ageâ?� of Napa Valley for the progress in quality and the world class wines that were produced. A wine of great stature and majesty, the youthful 2002 exhibits sweet licorice, creme de cassis, incense and graphite aromas, and is bursting with potential.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

A tremendous wine...rich, intense and powerful, yet exhibiting wonderful balance and finesse, with a tightly wound core of earthy currant, blackberry, mineral, lead pencil and cedary oak. Despite its considerable size and density, the flavors gush through on the finish and the structure is excellent. 900 cases made.

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Community Reviews

92

Charles M71 Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 03/14/2013 Drink Dates: 2013-2020

Classic Cabernet nose of cooked cherries and spices. Color is stillan intense ruby with no signs of aging. Well balanced palate with fruit holding tannins in check. Lingering after taste. Great wine for Colorado Lamb!

91

Serl Z Trust Rating: 98 Tasted On: 05/09/2009 Drink Dates: 2008-2016

tasted after the Arietta, H block so it may have suffered from the comparison. a very good wine, with similar dark berry fruit and chocolate flavors but the flavors wer not as well integrated; more subdued and muted than the Arietta. may benefit from a little more cellar time.

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