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Community Tasting Notes (90) Avg Score: 93.2 points

  • Coravin 5/26/15: Deep purple-ruby color with minimal bricking for its age; nose of blackcurrant fruit wafted out of the decanter while decanting, in the glass is decidedly less primary with much more capsicum, green vegetal, slight damp forest floor; palate is full bodied, blackberry fruit, slight green vegetal, tannins are well integrated but just a tad rough through the midpalate; finish is medium length. My third bottle, and this is very similar to the last two: A good wine with good components of fruit and green, but it has a slight cardboard-ness to it that is just very slightly unpleasant and it makes the whole wine seem just a little bit off balance. Unfortunate, since the 1994 version of this strikes the perfect balance and is a near-perfect wine. Not likely to improve. 90
    5/31/15: Unchanged from when first opened. Maybe just a tad drying on the palate and a bit more fig on the nose.

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  • Decanted an hour this was dark, ripe, full bodied, and open - but with structure to hold. I think best to be drinking now but this is still in very good shape. A-/A

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  • Popped and poured. Solid wine, with no complaints. Just not fair to evaluate it without a decant, but seems in good shape but drink now. A-/A

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  • Well made but a bit stewed.

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  • I've had this bottle since its infancy. Drank it tonight at Lucky's in Montecito. CA Cab at its finest. Firm but softening tannins, great fruit, balance and depth. Beautiful tonight but still many years left before it begins to wane.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1999, IWC Issue #84, (See more on Vinous...)

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2003, (See more on RJonWine.com...) 96 points

    (Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon) Boysenberry, coffee nose; tight, espresso, cherry, coffee palate with firm, sweet tannins; long finish

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