Dalla Valle Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.446 ratings
9.27 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
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9.3

Moderately saturated dark red. Slightly violety aromas of blueberry, raspberry, menthol, milk chocolate, leather and coffee bean. Juicy, intense and a bit tightly wound, with dark fruit, mineral, violet and licorice flavors framed and extended by sound acidity. Finishes firmly tannic, juicy and long, with repeating floral lift. Clearer and more youthful than a first sample I tried, which was creamy and sweet but a tad rustic and less transparent to its site. This bottle is just now ready to drink. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2020)

Moderately saturated dark red. Slightly violety aromas of blueberry, raspberry, menthol, milk chocolate, leather and coffee bean. Juicy, intense and a bit tightly wound, with dark fruit, mineral, violet and licorice flavors framed and extended by sound acidity. Finishes firmly tannic, juicy and long, with repeating floral lift. Clearer and more youthful than a first sample I tried, which was creamy and sweet but a tad rustic and less transparent to its site. This bottle is just now ready to drink. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2020)

Jun 25th, 2020
David L

01' in my humble opinion it's the best vintage from 1998 to 2006 . The 02' is big upfront amazing fruit. But, not near the complexity of this 01'. One hour of decanting...Liquid gold & the drinking window is absolutely perfect for the next 4-6+years.

01' in my humble opinion it's the best vintage from 1998 to 2006 . The 02' is big upfront amazing fruit. But, not near the complexity of this 01'. One hour of decanting...Liquid gold & the drinking window is absolutely perfect for the next 4-6+years.

Oct 28th, 2015
Carlo Mondavi

Owner/Winegrower RAEN Winery, Partner Continuum

9.5

Epic wine from an epic site... Red volcanic soils, low vigor with a great aspect leads to a wine where the minerality is as awesome as the fruit profile... One of my favorite wines from the eastern Oakville Hills/Pritchard Hill area. 2001

Epic wine from an epic site... Red volcanic soils, low vigor with a great aspect leads to a wine where the minerality is as awesome as the fruit profile... One of my favorite wines from the eastern Oakville Hills/Pritchard Hill area. 2001

Feb 11th, 2015
Eric S
9.9

Gnats cock from perfect

Gnats cock from perfect

Jan 20th, 2020
Josh Weinstein

Literally 🎤 singing

Literally 🎤 singing

May 8th, 2019
Eric S
9.9

Nose to palate, best wine I’ve had this year/ever?

Nose to palate, best wine I’ve had this year/ever?

Jul 15th, 2018
Matthew Christ

Insane. Balanced. On point

Insane. Balanced. On point

Jun 11th, 2017
R Bowers

When I drew the cork I knew I was off to a great start. This wine has open up beautifully, very soft tannins, with a great finish. Perfect wine for a nice dinner on a cold night.

When I drew the cork I knew I was off to a great start. This wine has open up beautifully, very soft tannins, with a great finish. Perfect wine for a nice dinner on a cold night.

Dec 18th, 2016
R Bowers

2001 and still bold and strong. A superb wine.

2001 and still bold and strong. A superb wine.

Jan 11th, 2016
Cody Short

Big wine, needed and hour decant to open up. Wonderful fruit and drinking well at the moment but not hurry

Big wine, needed and hour decant to open up. Wonderful fruit and drinking well at the moment but not hurry

Dec 20th, 2015