Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2011
The Dalla Valle wines from the 2011 vintage are an achievement. In many parts of Napa Valley, the season brought challenges, like cool temperatures, early rain, and a relatively late harvest. Dalla Valle's vineyard, perched several hundred feet above the valley, with its western exposure and rocky conditions, performed exceptionally well.
The resulting wines exhibit the signature profile that defines Dalla Valle wines: A dark, black fruit character, notes of smoke and gravel, and a heft that makes the taster pause and take notice. These hallmark aromas and textures are delivered on a bed of soft, supple, round tannins. This will certainly age for a decade or more, but even now, in its early days, it is pure pleasure.
Blend: 84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 16% Cabernet Franc