ITEM 42358

2004 Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley


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94WS 93WA 90-93ST

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cabernet sauvignon


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Wine Spectator: 94 points

Review Date: July 2011

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate: 93 points

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. Drink it over the next 15+ years. Tel. (707) 944-2676; Fax (707) 944-8411

Review Date: December 2007

Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar: 90-93 points

Naoko Dalla Valle showed me two versions of this wine, the first with 5% cabernet franc press wine, and the second with 5% cabernet franc free-run juice. With press wine: Good red-ruby color. Dark plum, black cherry and mocha on the nose. Intensely flavored and seriously structured, with deep flavors of black cherry, blueberry, minerals, cola and chocolate. Finishes firmly tannic and impressively long. With free-run juice: Less expressive aromas of plum and black raspberry, with sappy hints of minerals and brown spices. Dense and spicy on the palate, with lovely sweetness but also good shape to the blueberry and mineral flavors. Finishes with substantial but fine-grained tannins and some sexy oak tones. There will be no Maya from the 2004 or 2003 vintages. In fact, following substantial replanting here, 2004 production will total just 450 cases, sharply lower than in recent years. As recently as 1992, Dalla Valle produced 4,500 cases of wine.

Review Date: May 2006