Dalla Valle Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.3613 ratings
9.2169 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy
Top Notes For
Brandon Jamieson

Tasting room Lead/Wine Educator/Sommelier at The Winemakers Studio at Wente Vineyards

9.3

Smooth

Smooth

Feb 4th, 2018
Greg Gregory

Needs time. Oak very present on opening. After 30 things are developing. Putting the cork back in and will finish NYE.

Needs time. Oak very present on opening. After 30 things are developing. Putting the cork back in and will finish NYE.

Dec 31st, 2017
Travis Scarborough

Just superb!

Just superb!

Dec 24th, 2017
Chris Shackelford

An impressive 1997. Still very balanced with some dried berry and herb notes starting to poke through the still vibrant structure.

An impressive 1997. Still very balanced with some dried berry and herb notes starting to poke through the still vibrant structure.

Aug 15th, 2017
Chelsea Boss

Sales & Marketing Favia Wines

8.7

I feel fortunate to have worked for such a talented winemaker.

I feel fortunate to have worked for such a talented winemaker.

3 people found it helpfulOct 17th, 2014
Mark Freund

Very young with loads of potential. Wonderful fruit, well integrated tannin structure and nicely balanced. Would lay off 5 years before popping another bottle.

Very young with loads of potential. Wonderful fruit, well integrated tannin structure and nicely balanced. Would lay off 5 years before popping another bottle.

2 people found it helpfulDec 17th, 2014
Chris Morgan

Sommelier The Oceanaire Seafood Room

9.5

Beautiful nose...violets, blackberry, black cherry, sweet leather, cigar ash, graphite, potting soil. Perfect balance and everlasting finish.

Beautiful nose...violets, blackberry, black cherry, sweet leather, cigar ash, graphite, potting soil. Perfect balance and everlasting finish.

2 people found it helpfulNov 18th, 2014
Charlie Beatty

Buyer wineworksonline.com

9.8

Great wine from a not so great year in California . It was amazing! Showing soft tannin structure. Great balance medium to full in body. Eagles Carolina Tailgate at its best!

Great wine from a not so great year in California . It was amazing! Showing soft tannin structure. Great balance medium to full in body. Eagles Carolina Tailgate at its best!

2 people found it helpfulNov 10th, 2014
M Cromwell

2 hr decant and it needed it. This has significant life left as there is plenty of acid and tannin left. Early this showed cherries, saline and soy at 1 hr. We started drinking at 2 hrs with significant blackberry, black cherry, cedar, graphite and pencil shavings. Consumed over 90 min and raspberries began to show up near the end, but even then still some tannins and acid left. Interesting to see where this goes in 3 years. I would've put this as a 2010. Good, but has room to get even better, even at 11 yrs old.

2 hr decant and it needed it. This has significant life left as there is plenty of acid and tannin left. Early this showed cherries, saline and soy at 1 hr. We started drinking at 2 hrs with significant blackberry, black cherry, cedar, graphite and pencil shavings. Consumed over 90 min and raspberries began to show up near the end, but even then still some tannins and acid left. Interesting to see where this goes in 3 years. I would've put this as a 2010. Good, but has room to get even better, even at 11 yrs old.

1 person found it helpfulDec 25th, 2016
Harumph Wines

Owner Harumph Wines

8.0

Weird. I hope it gets better in a few hours.

Weird. I hope it gets better in a few hours.

1 person found it helpfulOct 5th, 2014