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2003 Dalla Valle - Cabernet Sauvignon Cabernet Sauvignon - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Cabernet Sauvignon
Producer Notes

From vineyards set 400 feet above the floor of Napa Valley, two critically-acclaimed powerhouse wines are crafted. Both the Cabernet Sauvignon (which includes just a touch of estate Cabernet Franc) and the Maya (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) showcase Oakville fruit in its most concentrated intensity. Production is limited to micro-quantities, making these wines sought-after... More »

Score
93
WS 91
IWC 90
WA 90
Drink Dates
Comm: 2008-2015 WA: 2008-2020 WS: 2007-2011
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IWC 90
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 126

($110) Bright medium ruby. Bold aromas of blueberry liqueur, black raspberry, menthol, minerals and black olive. Offers concentrated, sweet dark fruit flavors but not quite the lush texture of the 2004. Dominant flavor of raspberry. The lingering finish shows substantial, slightly tough but nicely ripe tannins. This has filled out nicely since I sampled it from barrel a year ago. Incidentally, just prior to my visit Philippe Melka was hired as consulting winemaker here.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 162
Drink Dates 2008-2020

The 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon is ruggedly constructed, tannic, and big, but without the charm and near-term appeal of the more flamboyant, extroverted, silky-textured 2002. It will need 3-4 years of bottle age and is capable of lasting 15 or more years.

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WS 91
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2007-2011

Firm, intense and vibrant, with tight, structured red currant, anise, black cherry and mineral notes. Hints of herb, cedar and sage fold in on the finish, keeping a tight, persistent focus. Finishes with tannins that are wrapped in fruit and mineral notes. 800 cases made.

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Author coffeemuse
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.361%
Tasted On 02/23/2014
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Author Andre L593
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.936%
Tasted On 10/03/2011

Drinking really well right now. The fruit is at its peak. Dried herb, dried cherry, pepper and leather. Very Bordeaux like in its flavor profile. Quite enjoyable now with little upside for the cellar. 2 - 3 years max.

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Author Lulu SF
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.588%
Tasted On 08/01/2011

Original Note - 13.5% alc

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Author tiberite
Site / Blog mac_h Trust Rating 94.876%
Tasted On 07/07/2010

Young (From 2010 To 2020)

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Author jm-jm
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 100%
Tasted On 12/24/2008
Drink Dates 2008-2015

good maturity, will benefit from more cellar time, opened up beautifuly, deep red, great balance, oaky, full bodied, smooth

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