*2005 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon
Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley, USA 2005
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.
Combines ripe, intense, complex fruit flavors, with touches of wild berry, black cherry, currant and spice, with a rich, fleshy texture, ending with a long, full-blown and persistent finish, returning to the spice, herb and berry flavors. (WS)
The 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon offers a sumptuous bouquet of creme de cassis, earth, spice box, and hints of licorice as well as oak. Medium-bodied, moderately tannic, and pure with a European structural profile, it is accessible, but should age nicely for 15 years. (RP)
The estate wines produced by Dalla Valle Vineyards originates in specific vineyard blocks, imbuing each with a unique sense of place. There are three wines produced each year from the estate.
Collina Dalla Valle, translating from Italian to “Hill of the valley”, is the introductory wine into the brand. This red blend is created from the younger vines on the property and offers a more approachable profile in its youth.
Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine created from the estate in 1986. Always blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet expresses the beauty of Dalla Valle Vineyards terroir.