Dalla Valle Vineyards

Maya

9.4461 ratings
9.4157 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Hard Cheese, Blue Cheese, Pungent Cheese, Herbs, Salami & Prosciutto, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Turkey, Duck
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

What a nose. Gorgeous soft red fruit. Plush and plummy with violets, black cherry. Very right bank bordeaux. Medium bodied, lovely balance. Length but quite subtle. Very good.

What a nose. Gorgeous soft red fruit. Plush and plummy with violets, black cherry. Very right bank bordeaux. Medium bodied, lovely balance. Length but quite subtle. Very good.

Oct 3rd, 2020
Conrad Green

Dark fruit, some roasted plum, deep gnarly fruit. Characterful and intense. Fun.

Dark fruit, some roasted plum, deep gnarly fruit. Characterful and intense. Fun.

Jul 5th, 2020
Conrad Green

This is in a great place. Still young, it’s packed with dark fruit, high toned cab franc, with pepper and lovely body fruit. Great stuff and years ahead.

This is in a great place. Still young, it’s packed with dark fruit, high toned cab franc, with pepper and lovely body fruit. Great stuff and years ahead.

Mar 7th, 2020
Shay A
9.7

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

This is one of the greatest California wines I’ve ever had, and may be the best aged California wine I’ve ever experienced. This is flat out jaw dropping. In fact, it tied the ‘82 Margaux for WOTN. Seductive floral aromatics with lots of dried flowers, baking spices and lots of herbal notes courtesy of the cab franc. So perfumed. Wonderfully integrated on the palate with supreme balance. Beautifully rich and pure fruit...nothing stewed/overripe or even tired. Mostly on the red and black fruit spectrum, nutmeg, cedar, peppercorn, potpourri, espresso and fresh fig. This is legendary type stuff. Is this at peak?

Last week was a combo of 4th Friday and Open That Bottle Night on back to back nights. Needless to say, the lineup between both days was full of heavy hitters, so I’m only posting standout bottles.

This is one of the greatest California wines I’ve ever had, and may be the best aged California wine I’ve ever experienced. This is flat out jaw dropping. In fact, it tied the ‘82 Margaux for WOTN. Seductive floral aromatics with lots of dried flowers, baking spices and lots of herbal notes courtesy of the cab franc. So perfumed. Wonderfully integrated on the palate with supreme balance. Beautifully rich and pure fruit...nothing stewed/overripe or even tired. Mostly on the red and black fruit spectrum, nutmeg, cedar, peppercorn, potpourri, espresso and fresh fig. This is legendary type stuff. Is this at peak?

Mar 7th, 2020
Matt Sterr

Not 💯 points, but damn good regardless.

Not 💯 points, but damn good regardless.

Oct 29th, 2019
Conrad Green

An exceptional bottle. Dark, fresh, funky and profound. Deep pure fruit with a hint of animal, some dried herb and fresh mint. Complex, seductive but still really deep. Wow stuff. One of the best 759’s I’ve had of this.,

An exceptional bottle. Dark, fresh, funky and profound. Deep pure fruit with a hint of animal, some dried herb and fresh mint. Complex, seductive but still really deep. Wow stuff. One of the best 759’s I’ve had of this.,

Jul 4th, 2019
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Dark ruby red with garnet edges. Rich nose with dark currants, baking spices and a touch of damp earthiness. Full bodied and medium plus tannins (7.5/10). High acidity with flavors of dark berries, dark spices, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Tons of structure with a long finish. Drink till 2028+.

Dark ruby red with garnet edges. Rich nose with dark currants, baking spices and a touch of damp earthiness. Full bodied and medium plus tannins (7.5/10). High acidity with flavors of dark berries, dark spices, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Tons of structure with a long finish. Drink till 2028+.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Conrad Green

This is an absolutely killer bottle. Deep brooding blue fruit, still fresh and vivid with a bloody undertow and floral notes of violet, soft leather and black cherry. Really luscious but savory. Secondary notes are coming in but there’s no signs of fading fruit and nothing here is forced or confected. As good a US 1990 as I’ve tasted and superior to all but the very best Bordeaux- and with them it’s amongst equals

This is an absolutely killer bottle. Deep brooding blue fruit, still fresh and vivid with a bloody undertow and floral notes of violet, soft leather and black cherry. Really luscious but savory. Secondary notes are coming in but there’s no signs of fading fruit and nothing here is forced or confected. As good a US 1990 as I’ve tasted and superior to all but the very best Bordeaux- and with them it’s amongst equals

Nov 25th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Very tertiary with some residual oak hanging around. Napa CF based wines always really highlight the savory/spice elements that the terroir brings with age. At this point in its life it’s really showing some OW character wrapped around that core of sweet red fruit and oak.

Very tertiary with some residual oak hanging around. Napa CF based wines always really highlight the savory/spice elements that the terroir brings with age. At this point in its life it’s really showing some OW character wrapped around that core of sweet red fruit and oak.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Roy Goble

Not what I had hoped

Not what I had hoped

Aug 12th, 2018