This is a nice Cabernet Franc from Israel. Still young, but already enjoyable.
Big and bold with medium acidity.
Dry on the palate with wood, earth, red and black fruits, spices, peppercorn, green herbs, bell pepper, spices, espresso and tobacco leaf.
Good by itself or with food, with lots of earth notes right now.
Needs time to open up properly and better after 4 hours.
Still shows lots of green pepper notes, which will probably go away in time. Would be nice to revisit it in 3 years.
14.5% alcohol by volume. Kosher.
$70. — a month ago
Everyone else who opened this before 2020 is missing out. 1 glass tonight then the rest with 🥩 tomorrow after a 2 hour decant, buts it’s drinking great at p&p. Fantastic nose
The 2012 Collina Dalla Valle, produced mainly from younger vines on the estate, highlights the delicacy, precision, and richness of the vintage. A blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc, the wine brings forth the best of our terrior—aromas of dried flowers, red raspberries, black currant, gravel, and smoke.
In 1983, Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle began planting vines on the hillside of Oakville, overlooking Napa valley. Their vineyards produce excellent quality grapes, resulting in wines of great intensity, complexity and balance. Gustav passed away in 1995 and Naoko Dalla Valle continues the legacy of Dalla Valle wines. Dalla Valle Vineyards produces three wines: Maya (55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc), Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Pietre Rosse (100% Sangiovese). — a month ago
Go to grocery store wine — 21 days ago
Not as grenache fruit forward as other vintages, but
will purchase again due to the legacy of abstract swift wines. 2018 vintage. — 2 months ago
cinnamon, maple syrup, moderately sweet. nice finish with your dessert and coffee — 2 months ago
Not bad but not terrific... full bodied, works fine for price point if limited on options — 23 days ago
Tasted double-blind. The 2018 Quivira “Fig Tree Vineyard” Sauvignon Blanc is a beautiful follow-up to the growing legacy of world class Sauvignon Blancs being made year after year by this under-the-radar, biodynamic producer in Dry Creek. On the nose, this is striking with generous character. Lemon basil, lemon grass, oregano, grape fruit, goat cheese and gym sock on the nose. On the palate, this is a delicious and highly energetic wine with laser focused citrus fruits and minerals. High acid provides and long and satisfying finish. I guess this wine sees a kiss of new oak but the use is deftly judicious. An absolute stunner. Since 2017, Quivira’s single designate Sauvignon Blancs have been among the best in California under $50. — 21 days ago
Fine mash of cherries, cranberries, mushrooms and forest get on the dance floor. Better on Day 2 — 2 months ago