2003 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon Casa Dalla Valle 750ml

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Professional Reviews For This Wine


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
Issue: 162

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Collector Reviews For This Wine


Rating:
Author: Lulu SF
Trust Rating: 99
Tasted On: 08/01/2011
Original Note - 13.7% alc

Average rating: 88, based on 2 reviews
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Collector Data For This Wine

238 bottles owned by 40 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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