1999 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml

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WS 95   WA 94   IWC 93(+?)   Collector 93
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Professional Reviews For This Wine


Wine Spectator | Rating: 95

A potent wine, dark, rich and concentrated, with a tight, intense, sharply focused beam of spicy currant, black cherry, blackberry and boysenberry fruit that unfolds gracefully, revealing extra facets of depth and complexity. 2,000 cases made.

Drink Dates: 2004-2012
Author: James Laube


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Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

The opaque purple-colored 1999 Cabernet Sauvignon boasts exceptionally sweet fruit as well as a tell-tale perfume of melted licorice, black currant liqueur, and hints of blueberries and flowers. This wine is long, ripe, and full-bodied, with the vintage's more noticeable, astringent tannin.

Drink Dates: 2006-2021


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International Wine Cellar | Rating: 93(+?)

(includes 12% cabernet franc) Saturated full ruby. Black fruits, bitter chocolate and graphite on the nose. Superripe and impressively deep; conveys a rather austere impression of thick grape skins. Black fruit and shoe polish flavors sweetened by exotic spice notes of mace and nutmeg. Really builds on the very long finish, which features big, tongue-dusting tannins. An outstanding vintage for this bottling.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 102

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Lulu SF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2011
Original Note - 13.5% alc

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Rating:
Author: Anonymous Author
Trust Rating: 90
Tasted On: 09/10/2011
Clia

Rating: 95
Author: Tj R
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 09/17/2011

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Rating: 94
Author: Johnnymd
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 09/14/2014
Benefitting from age. Should last another 5-10 years.

Rating: 92
Author: David 429
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 06/22/2013
Drink Dates: 2013-2016
Deep dark ruby red, nose of huge berries, heavy tannins upon opening bottle, softens as wine is aerated, long finish, really nice wine.

Average rating: 94, based on 8 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

1458 bottles owned by 424 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.

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

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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