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1993 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA95
  • WA94
  • WA94
  • WA94
  • WA93

Reviews

WA95
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1995
Of all the extraordinary wines emanating from California in recent years, one of the most remarkable achievements must be the two cuvees of Cabernet Sauvignon made by Naoka and Gustav Dalla Valle, with the capable... Of all the extraordinary wines emanating from California in recent years, one of the most remarkable achievements must be the two cuvees of Cabernet Sauvignon made by Naoka and Gustav Dalla Valle, with the capable assistance of consulting winemaker, Heidi Barrett. Dalla Valle's Cabernet Sauvignon is a pure, unbridled expression of this varietal at its most powerful and concentrated. The proprietary red wine, named after the owners' daughter, Maya, is usually a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (the greatest Cabernet Franc I have tasted in the New World). These are wines of immense stature and richness. It seems nearly impossible that one could pack so much intensity and flavor into a wine without either the wine or the tannin coming across as heavy-handed. Since 1990, all of the Maya offerings have possessed extremely well-integrated tannin and acidity.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, June 1995
The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks to be another full-bodied, highly extracted, rich, pure Cabernet with 15-20 years of aging potential. The copious quantities of pure cassis fruit and intense fragrance of this... The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks to be another full-bodied, highly extracted, rich, pure Cabernet with 15-20 years of aging potential. The copious quantities of pure cassis fruit and intense fragrance of this wine will make it a sure winner.
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, April 1995
Dalla Valle's 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks to be another full-bodied, highly extracted, rich, pure Cabernet with 15-20 years of aging potential. The copious quantities of pure cassis fruit and intense... Dalla Valle's 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks to be another full-bodied, highly extracted, rich, pure Cabernet with 15-20 years of aging potential. The copious quantities of pure cassis fruit and intense fragrance of this wine will make it a sure winner. Tel. (707) 944-2676</P>
WA94
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1994
The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks to be a full-bodied, highly extracted, rich, pure Cabernet with 15-20 years of aging potential. The copious quantities of pure cassis fruit and intense fragrance of this wine will... The 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate looks to be a full-bodied, highly extracted, rich, pure Cabernet with 15-20 years of aging potential. The copious quantities of pure cassis fruit and intense fragrance of this wine will make it a sure winner.
WA93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 1996
Although closed, the 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is crammed with so much sweet, blackcurrant fruit that it does not take a genius to figure out what this wine is all about. It offers an opaque garnet/purple color, a... Although closed, the 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon is crammed with so much sweet, blackcurrant fruit that it does not take a genius to figure out what this wine is all about. It offers an opaque garnet/purple color, a moderately intense, cassis, smoky, herb, and earthy nose, fabulous concentration, good muscle, and a boatload of sweet tannin. While drinkable, it needs another 4-5 years of cellaring. It will easily last for 20 years. The 1993s and 1994s are in bottle, and the 1993s, which were released several months ago, are disappearing before any bottles hit the retail shelf. Readers who could neither afford nor find the Cabernet Sauvignon or Maya Proprietary Red, will have to wait another ten months for the release of the 1994s. Production at Dalla Valle has dropped, largely because of the phylloxera damage to the vineyard, and the consequent replanting. For example, the production in 1993 was 40% less than that in 1992. The quantities of wine in 1994 will be equally small. Not until the late nineties is production expected to return to its former level.

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