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2003 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Dalla Valle

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 88 WA
  • 91 WS
  • Variety
    Cabernet Sauvignon

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SKU: 106201-2003-750-3A

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$95.00

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Firm, intense and vibrant, with tight, structured red currant, anise, black cherry and mineral notes. Hints of herb, cedar and sage fold in on the finish, keeping a tight, persistent focus. Finishes with tannins that are wrapped in fruit and mineral notes. Best from 2007 through 2011. 800 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    There is a third selection called the Casa Dalla Valle. The 2003 displays more tannin than the 2002, but it is a round, well-endowed, slightly herbaceous, black currant-scented and -flavored wine to drink over the next 6-8 years.
    Drink Dates: 2005-2013
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating:

    Original Note - 13.7% alc
    Author: Lulu SF
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.

See other similar producers:Opus One,Dominus Estate,Harlan Estate

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 237 bottles owned
  • 28 collectors