Vinous | Rating: 93The 2012 Collina Dalla Valle is rich, deeply spiced and super-expressive. A gorgeous, open-knit wine, the 2013 captures all the signatures of this great vineyard and estate. Aromatically pure and nuance, with generous, vivid red-fleshed fruit, the 2012 is absolutely gorgeous today. Quite frankly, the 2012 Collina could stand head to head with many of Napa's flagship bottlings. It is every bit that good.Author: Antonio Galloni
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Collector Data For This Wine
- 186 bottles owned
- 38 collectors