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Date Printed: 8/20/2014
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 1996
(search item no. 118100)
collectible wine
older vintages

International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/20/2014: $159.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2005 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2005 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
2005 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2004 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2004 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
2004 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
2003 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2003 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2003 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
2002 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
2001 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2001 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 90 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1999 Wine Enthusiast rating: 94 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 91 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 93 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 91 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1992 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 94 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Youthful and surprisingly lively, the 1996 is a pleasing drink. Imbued with a myriad of potpourri spice, cranberry, dusty jasmine and forest floor. This is an expressive wine—pretty and full of charm. Currently quite delightful!
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About Dalla Valle:

In 1983, Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle began planting vines on the hillside of Oakville, overlooking Napa valley. Their vineyards produce excellent quality grapes, resulting in wines of great intensity, complexity and balance. Gustav passed away in 1995 and Naoko Dalla Valle continues the legacy of Dalla Valle wines. Dalla Valle Vineyards produces three wines: Maya (55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc), Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Pietre Rosse (100% Sangiovese).