1996 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
  • > Oakville
Drink between 2003 - 2019
CT93.3 96 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 74

  • N.Bonaparte wrote: (94 points)

    August 24, 2014 - This needs a 90 min decant minimum. Medium bodied- perfect balance- in prime-medium plus finish- no heat- good value

  • Diane (LI) wrote:

    July 19, 2014 - Spicy red berry fragrance. Sumptuous dark fruit, good intensity, and a smooth velvety texture, with licorice on the end. Drinking superbly.

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: (95 points)

    June 21, 2014 - Dark red and looks young. Cedar,tobacco, graphite,and minerals on the nose. Tannins are fully integrated, lush ripe black cherry and currents that provide complexity. When we did a vertical of their 90's almost two years ago this came in last because the bottle was corked. This bottle was terrific.! These do age very well. I dropped off of the mailing list in 1999 because of price, shipping issues, and logistics. I continue to really enjoy the bottles that I do have.

  • RickyT12 Likes this wine: (91 points)

    June 15, 2014 - Floral, a bit plastic and rose petal, raspberry, and minerals on the nose. Quite a weird mix. A bit mineral, a bit medicinal. Acid is high. Enjoyable, but a tad bitter for my liking. Seems to be past it prime.

  • SonnyChiba wrote: (92 points)

    June 14, 2014 - Took some time to blow off a bit of the funk - nose smelled a bit off in the beginning but came together nicely with some air. Still tastes fresh and young, a lot of dark plums flavors and good weight on this one.

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Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

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

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, 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 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 932 (68%)
  • Consumed 430 (31%)

Food Pairing

Filet Mignon

Who Likes This Wine

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