Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2004
Cabernet Sauvignon from Napa Valley, California
Wine Style Guide
Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.
Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.
Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.
Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.
Full of life and energy, the wine is intense; it expresses ripe flavors of crème de cassis, sugar cane, espresso beans and spices. Vibrant and rich at first, the wine carries on with harmony and depth finishing with ripe, sweet tannins and aromas of cassis and raspberry.
"Has excellent structure, with firm, ripe plum and currant fruit dialed in, with hints of anise, cedary oak, spice and floral notes. Rich and concentrated, this ends with a long, vibrant, supple and harmonious finish."
"No Maya was made in 2004, but the 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Dalla Valle Vineyards possesses a beautiful bouquet of scorched earth, cedar, black currants, and licorice. It is full-bodied with sweet tannin, a voluminous, savory mouthfeel, significant complexity, generous depth and richness, and easy accessibility because of the sweetness of the tannin. This is a beauty from one of the most impressive terroirs on the eastern hillside slopes of the Oakville Corridor."
The Wine Advocate
"Good deep red-ruby. Enticing aromas of black cherry, cassis, lead pencil and sweet, sexy oak. Rich, layered and sweet, with harmonious ripe acidity that will not get in the way of enjoying this wine early for its appealing black cherry and sexy oak flavors. Very pliant, lush wine with sweet tannins that build with aeration. About 30% of this and the 2005 cabernet came from vines planted in the mid-'70s, but these vines were pulled up after the 2005 harvest."
International Wine Cellar
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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).
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