1994 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon, which I have drunk with great pleasure despite its backwardness, possesses a full-bodied, multi-layered personality, with plenty of tannin, but sufficient earthy, black currant/plum-like fruit to balance out the wine's structure. With an opaque purple color, a high tannin level, and gorgeous layers of fruit and intensity, it will be at its peak after 4-6 years of cellaring, and will last for 20-25 years. I don't think I need to reinforce the fact that these offerings are extremely difficult to find, but isn't that the way it always is with such extraordinary wines?

Drink Dates: 2001-2022


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Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

Impressive for its richness, depth and concentration, this is a tightly wound, well-focused Cabernet that exhibits a wonderful pure core of currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's remarkably youthful. For all its depth and complexity, it ends up being elegant and sophisticated.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. 2,800 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004-2014
Author: James Laube


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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating: 94
Author: StuTarheel
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 05/10/2015
Drink Dates: 2015-2020
This is actually the 1995 I drank, not the 1994. A delicious, well-balanced and nicely complex mature cab. Needed time in the glass to open up. Flavors of sweet blackberry, black cherry and sour cherry on the front of the palate. Notes of lead pencil, menthol and leather emerge on the mid-palate adding complexity. Finely grained tannins are well-integrated. Lengthy, flavorful yet subtle finish. Very enjoyable.

Rating: 92
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 02/26/2011
Very durable cab. Still dark with moderate intensity and slightly sweet fruit. Tannins still a bit hard. Expect this would last another 10 years but will not improve.

Rating: 89
Author: Jito72
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 09/16/2914
Drink Dates: 2000-2012
Not as the level the group expected but not a bad wine only its expensive for the level of experience satisfying.

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Average rating: 94, based on 5 reviews
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1149 bottles owned by 364 collectors.

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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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Wine Varietal: Cabernet Sauvignon


Cabernet Sauvignon is perhaps the world's best known red variety, with its full-bodied, intense profile. An offspring of Cabernet Franc and Sauvignon Blanc, it is the primary grape of Bordeaux's Left Bank (Medoc and Graves regions) and the Napa Valley, but can be found growing all over the world. Typical descriptors for Cabernet Sauvignon are cassis, cedar, mint, black pepper, eucalyptus, and pencil lead.

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