Dalla Valle Vineyards

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon

9.433 ratings
9.410 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
Shawn R

Tight, rich and juicy-perfumed red currant and pure cherry leap from the glass. Voluptuous mouthfeel, anise, crushed blackfruits and minerals round out the finish.

Tight, rich and juicy-perfumed red currant and pure cherry leap from the glass. Voluptuous mouthfeel, anise, crushed blackfruits and minerals round out the finish.

Apr 30th, 2017
Ron R
9.8

Could be the best of the night. Rich, balanced, puppy fat gone. Now showing ethereal components. Stunning in its youth.

Could be the best of the night. Rich, balanced, puppy fat gone. Now showing ethereal components. Stunning in its youth.

Apr 30th, 2017
Cameron Hobel

Owner/Winemaker Hobel Wine Works

9.6

Tasted a lot of 12 Cab this week and this bottle is stunning.

Tasted a lot of 12 Cab this week and this bottle is stunning.

May 22nd, 2015
Steven Foster

Wine buyer Belmont Wine Exchange

9.5

2012 Cabernet. One of the best lineups that was not overcrowded.

2012 Cabernet. One of the best lineups that was not overcrowded.

Apr 29th, 2015
Tom Garland

1.5 hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). A phenomenal dark ruby red color. On the nose: black fruit, currants, cedar, floral, leather, forest floor, and a hint of menthol. Taste: soft, rich, structured medium plus body wine with dark plum, cassis, earth, spice, milk chocolate, and a minerally dark cherry dry medium plus finish. YUM! Drinks well with the decant and a long life ahead of it!

1.5 hour decant(some fine/cloudy sediment). A phenomenal dark ruby red color. On the nose: black fruit, currants, cedar, floral, leather, forest floor, and a hint of menthol. Taste: soft, rich, structured medium plus body wine with dark plum, cassis, earth, spice, milk chocolate, and a minerally dark cherry dry medium plus finish. YUM! Drinks well with the decant and a long life ahead of it!

Dec 9th, 2021
Joe Roth

Nice structure. Well rounded wine. No angularity. Just delicious!

Nice structure. Well rounded wine. No angularity. Just delicious!

Mar 17th, 2020
Greg Wright

Dark red fruit, licorice and mocha and not showing all its cards. Needs a good 3-5 more years in the cellar.

Dark red fruit, licorice and mocha and not showing all its cards. Needs a good 3-5 more years in the cellar.

Dec 27th, 2018
Garrett Parker

Wow. Just wow.

Wow. Just wow.

Jul 18th, 2018
Joe Flo

The dense purple-colored a nice big sweet bouquet, black currants, tar and subtle toasty new oak. Rich, broad, velvety textured and luxurious,

The dense purple-colored a nice big sweet bouquet, black currants, tar and subtle toasty new oak. Rich, broad, velvety textured and luxurious,

May 11th, 2018