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1997 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

Cabernet Sauvignon

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
  • Oakville
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Community Tasting Notes 123

  • advinm41 Likes this wine: 93 points

    July 25, 2021 - Excellent fully mature Cab, peak drinking, dark fruit still very much alive with lots of secondary and tertiary aromas: truffle, barnyard, tobacco, cocoa, allspice and cardamom. Palate is medium bodied, mouth coating black fruit laced with truffle and spices. Long finish. Excellent!

  • rustyRudy Likes this wine: 95 points

    February 28, 2021 - Mature, balanced, it complemented roast beef, and went down smoothly and evenly. This has aged very well and retained its fruit, graphite and a touch of savory notes after being opened for several hours. I did decant it. Marvelous,

  • fdub wrote: 93 points

    May 16, 2020 - Fully mature but fresh and good drinking. Crushed herbs and ripe plum fruit on the palate. Drank along with the 97’ Pahlmeyer which showed better but this was still a great wine.

  • N.Bonaparte wrote: 93 points

    April 22, 2020 - 2.5 hour decant which is still required- very reminiscent of 1997 and immediately drew comparisons to Cathy Corison’s 97’s. The balance is great. Good high tone cherry notes with a long lasting finish. Certainly in prime but will easily hold for another 5 plus years. I would suggest a 4 hour decant.

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  • Steve Bird wrote: 92 points

    January 26, 2020 - Still has a floral aroma. More licorice and baking spices on the pallette. Probably past it’s peak.

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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 10 (0%)
  • In Cellars 1,581 (57%)
  • Consumed 1,179 (43%)

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Community Recommendations

flannery aged ribeye, Salad & NY Strip.

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95% Like It  20 votes

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