Vinous | Rating: 92The 2016 Collina Dalla Valle is soft, open-knit and delicious. Striking in its aromatics and pliant in feel, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Soft contours bring out the red cherry, plum, tobacco, spice, cedar and spice flavors nicely. This gracious, effortless wine will drink well upon release. The Collina remains one of the best values in high-end artisan Napa Valley wine and, frankly, the hidden gem in this range.Drink Dates: 2018 - 2028Author: Antonio GalloniIssue: Dec 2018
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Collector Data For This Wine
- Average collector rating: 96
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