Red

1996 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 87

  • budman Likes this wine: (93 points)

    May 4, 2016 - Smooth tannins. Dark fruit. Yum.

  • The Ole Ball Coach wrote: (90 points)

    April 7, 2016 - Bottle 2 was better, but maybe these were in weird place. Cork crumbled again, rot and earthy mineral notes on initial nose. Licorice, tea, menthol some red acidic fruit. The pieces and parts seemed to be there, but never came together over 90 min.

  • The Ole Ball Coach Does not like this wine: (88 points)

    March 26, 2016 - Cork crumbled, but good color and texture. Initial notes of rot and old barn. Very acidic, sour cherries and not much else

  • Burgundy Al wrote: (91 points)

    January 30, 2016 - Steak & Wine (Chez Nanda - Chicago IL): Maturing black fruit with good spice, moderate density. Good textures and balance, moderate complexity. Very enjoyable now.

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  • grafstrb wrote:

    December 25, 2015 - This bottle was popped and poured. Cork was pristine. Beautiful moderately aged Napa Cab. aromatics, with the same on the palate. For my preferences, this is in its prime drinking window; that said, this is nowhere near being dried-out. If you like your Napa Cabs "fully mature," then keep holding; otherwise, Drink Now. Gut impression score: 92 - 94.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84 (link)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    4/17/2010 (link) 93 points

    (Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon) Very dark red violet color; reticent, tart black fruit, herbal nose; refined, focused, berry, herbal, tart black fruit, chocolate palate; medium-plus finish (my #3 of the flight, group's #7 of 8)

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1996
  • Type Red
  • Producer Dalla Valle
  • Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Oakville

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 12 (1%)
  • In Cellars 974 (65%)
  • Consumed 520 (35%)

Food Pairing

Filet Mignon

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