2013 Dalle Valle Cabernet Sauvignon
by JJ Buckley Fine Wines
On Sale $198.94 (reg. $224.94)
Dalla Valle is without a doubt one of THE top producers in Napa. Their flagship 'Maya' has multiple RP100-point ratings under its belt and the quality of their Estate Cabernet is not far behind. And, per Robert Parker, proprietor "Naoko Dalla Valle has hit pay-dirt again with her 2013s."
Today, you can lock in their "magnificent" 2013 Estate Cabernet for less than half the price of the 'Maya'. Crafted in "a classic, full-bodied style" (RP), this shows off the exceptional high quality of the 2013 vintage overall in Napa, a year that Galloni has called "a modern-day classic" and Parker opines "has produced the finest wines I have tasted in 37 years."
It all comes down to the quality of Dalla Valle's estate vineyard, situated in the iron-tinged soils of Oakville, not far from the legendary Screaming Eagle vineyards. "All that comes through is the utter magnificence of this site. When the wines are this profound, anything more would be superfluous," writes Antonio Galloni after a recent visit.
Not to mention the talent of the staff behind the wine. Winemaker Andy Erickson, previously of Harlan, Screaming Eagle, Ovid, and Staglin, is at the helm with consultant Michel Rolland, who has been behind numerous 100-point wines. Vintage, team and site have all combined to create a masterpiece with the 2013 Dalle Valle Estate Cabernet. To say that the quantity on hand is minuscule would be an understatement, so act now to secure your bottles. Cheers!