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Date Printed: 4/17/2014
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2005
(search item no. 122565)
collectible wine

Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
PRICE ON 4/17/2014: $129.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
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
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 97 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
1996 The Wine Advocate 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:

The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon exhibits impressive ripeness and density, the result of a long, moderate growing season and very low yields in the vineyard. At its core is a mouthwatering serving of juicy plum, crème de cassis, vanilla bean and fresh raspberries. Aromatically, this broad array of fruit and warm spice notes define the wine, but there is a mineral, smoky complexity underneath that should continue to emerge over the next several years in the bottle. There are ripe, lush tannins, great oak integration, and enough structure to help the wine age for decades to come.
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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).