Red

1997 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 114

  • rsbeck wrote: 93 points

    December 26, 2018 - Popped, breathed in bottle 90 minutes, poured. Still holding well, but I think it was better three and a half years ago. Could just be a phase, but I wouldn’t bet on it. More likely it will continue to gradually decline. If you have some, I’d drink up.

  • Anonymous wrote: 92 points

    August 27, 2018 - Soft, round, rich blackberry fruit, excellent structure, ample finish, showing bottle age, drink up

  • Anonymous wrote:

    March 23, 2018 - Past its prime. B

  • Gluzmaned Likes this wine: 92 points

    February 9, 2018 - On the first pour, the nose had strong nail polish smell. Did not effect the taste. It took a bit to open, the nail polish smell bacame faint very quickly, and almost went away. The wine opened up beautifully, no big fruit, very well balanced. A little lacking on the finish

  • andrewdodd86 wrote: flawed

    February 2, 2018 - NR. Tobacco. Baking spices, coffee, vanilla. Green pepper funky thing going on. Spearmint? This is odd. Black currant. Fig.

    Isn’t really a fair representation based on past bottles. Off bottle? Not bad, just weird. May open up (fingers crossed)

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    Vintage Retrospective: The 1997 Napa Valley Cabernets (Sep 2017), 9/1/2017 (link)

    (Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2000, IWC Issue #90 (link)

    (Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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

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  • By Richard Jennings
    8/2/2003 (link) 96 points

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

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1997
  • 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 7 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,557 (62%)
  • Consumed 963 (38%)

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Community Recommendations

flannery aged ribeye, Salad & NY Strip.

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