2008 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2008 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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International Wine Cellar | 92(+?)

(includes 22% cabernet franc): Medium red. Pretty, aromatic nose offers redcurrant, dried herbs, iron and mint lifted by a floral topnote. Dense but light on its feet; really sappy and alive, with lovely energy at its core. Finishes with firm, building tannins and excellent length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 156

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Wine Advocate | 93

The 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits a wonderful suppleness and forwardness that is almost atypical for these wines that have such a great track record for standing the test of time. Its dark ruby/purple color is accompanied by aromas of Christmas fruitcake, cedarwood, camphor, black currants and black cherries. The wine has a luscious texture, good opulence and flesh, and a heady finish.

Drink Dates: 2010-2025
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 192

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Wine Spectator | 94

Pure, rich and polished, which is unusual for this wine at this stage, since it can be quite tannic. Intense, with a fleshy, supple core of blackberry, currant, spice, mineral and wild berry flavors. Full-bodied, picking up a nice fruity lift on the finish.

Drink Dates: 2011-2022
Author: James Laube


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Drink Dates: 2011-2021
Author: Elizabeth Grubel


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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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