2009 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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2009 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 93

(blended with 20% cabernet franc): Red-ruby. Scented nose offers redcurrant, iron and loam. Sweet, fine-grained and energetic, showing lovely juicy definition to its flavors of red berries, spices, licorice and graphite. Superb, varietally precise cabernet with firm tannic spine and excellent persistence. And more accessible today than the Maya.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 162

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Wine Advocate | 93

From the eastern hillsides and red soils above the Oakville Corridor, the 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon (a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon and 21% Cabernet Franc) exhibits lots of ripe black currant, licorice, clove, incense and a hint of menthol. Full-bodied and rich with plenty of spice as well as a sweet, broad, tannic mouthfeel, it can be approached now or drunk over the next 20-25 years.

Drink Dates: 2013-2038
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 209

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Wine Spectator | 94

Fresh, intense and vibrant, rich and chewy, offering a dense core of mineral, currant, blackberry and spice, with touches of road tar and cedar. Tightens on the finish, where the tannins weigh in, yet this is still long and persistent.

Drink Dates: 2014-2028
Author: James Laube


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More Vintages and Sizes of Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon:

2010 (750ml)
2005 (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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