1996 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WS 94
  • WA 93
  • IWC 92

Reviews for 1996 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

WS 94
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, January 2007
Still youthful and potent, this is very rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's well-defined. This is still quite tannic, yet it's deftly balanced, finishing with a long... Still youthful and potent, this is very rich and concentrated, with layers of currant, black cherry and blackberry fruit that's well-defined. This is still quite tannic, yet it's deftly balanced, finishing with a long, persistent finish. Easily the best of four bottles tasted.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2014. – JL
WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful concentrated dense ruby/purple-colored wine. Full-bodied and muscular it exhibits copious quantities of black currant fruit intermixed with blackberries minerals cedar and Chinese... The 1996 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful concentrated dense ruby/purple-colored wine. Full-bodied and muscular it exhibits copious quantities of black currant fruit intermixed with blackberries minerals cedar and Chinese black tea-like notes. The tannin is sweet in a vintage where this component can be slightly coarse. It can be drunk now or aged for 25 years...
IWC 92
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 1999
Deep ruby. Slightly roasted, inky aromas of dark berries and licorice. Lush and very smooth in the middle palate, but currently a bit dominated by its underlying structure. Hiding more than it showing today. Tannins are... Deep ruby. Slightly roasted, inky aromas of dark berries and licorice. Lush and very smooth in the middle palate, but currently a bit dominated by its underlying structure. Hiding more than it showing today. Tannins are substantial but quite velvety for the vintage. 92+