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Dalla Valle Cabernet Blend Napa Collina 2018

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CWA97

RP

WS

JS

AG

ST

W&S

JH

Price: $115.00

 
Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“Once again, this esteemed Cabernet blend impresses with seriously delicious, dark fruit and velvety smooth tannins that remind us of far pricier red wines. The bouquet boasts captivating aromas of baking cocoa and pipe tobacco that lead to seductive layers of seductive fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. Intensely satisfying hints of savory spices and vanilla linger on the creamy finish meld together harmoniously for a dream pairing an array of menus (especially grilled meat dishes) now through 2030. This relative bargain may be enjoyed tonight (decant 1⁄2 hour) and merits a 96+ rating now and will earn 97+ points over the next decade in our judgement.” - California Wine Advisors

“Always a red blend, the 2018 Collina is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot. This cuvée is always made in a more up-front, fresh, drinkable style compared to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Maya. Rich, mouth-coating currant, dark chocolate, dried herb, and graphite notes all emerge from this beauty, which is full-bodied and has a ripe, sexy texture, great tannins, and just an undeniably delicious style.” - Jeb Dunnuck
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Gamey

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Price includes complimentary ground shipping on 6+ bottles.

97 Points | CWA
“Once again, this esteemed Cabernet blend impresses with seriously delicious, dark fruit and velvety smooth tannins that remind us of far pricier red wines. The bouquet boasts captivating aromas of baking cocoa and pipe tobacco that lead to seductive layers of seductive fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. Intensely satisfying hints of savory spices and vanilla linger on the creamy finish meld together harmoniously for a dream pairing an array of menus (especially grilled meat dishes) now through 2030. This relative bargain may be enjoyed tonight (decant 1⁄2 hour) and merits a 96+ rating now and will earn 97+ points over the next decade in our judgement.” - California Wine Advisors

“Always a red blend, the 2018 Collina is 60% Cabernet Sauvignon, 30% Cabernet Franc, and the balance Petit Verdot. This cuvée is always made in a more up-front, fresh, drinkable style compared to the Cabernet Sauvignon and Maya. Rich, mouth-coating currant, dark chocolate, dried herb, and graphite notes all emerge from this beauty, which is full-bodied and has a ripe, sexy texture, great tannins, and just an undeniably delicious style.” - Jeb Dunnuck



Ratings Sources

RP - Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate
WS - Wine Spectator
CWA - California Wine Advisors
JS - James Suckling
IWR - International Wine Review

Winery Dalla Valle Vineyards

Vineyard Designate

AVA

Region Napa Valley