1998 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WA 93
  • WS 91
  • IWC 91

Reviews for 1998 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

WA 93
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, August 2002
The spectacular full-bodied 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon (2000 cases from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc) possesses great character richness and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice tobacco... The spectacular full-bodied 1998 Cabernet Sauvignon (2000 cases from a blend of 88% Cabernet Sauvignon and 12% Cabernet Franc) possesses great character richness and black currant fruit intermixed with licorice tobacco and smoke. While not as opulent as some vintages it is exceptionally concentrated long and reminiscent of a ripe Bordeaux from a top vintage. Anticipated maturity: now-2018. As I indicated in my December 2000 report Dalla Valle's 1998s are candidates for wines of the vintage.
WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, October 2001
Well-proportioned with a mix of generous plum black cherry and blackberry fruit anise sage and cedar. The texture is supple and polished with a long complex finish. Drink now through 2008. 2300 cases made. –JL
IWC 91
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, June 2001
Ruby-red. Ripe aromas of cassis currant shoe polish loam and graphite. Supple juicy and harmonious with noteworthy sweetness and inner-mouth florals for the year. Finishes with smooth ripe tannins and excellent length... Ruby-red. Ripe aromas of cassis currant shoe polish loam and graphite. Supple juicy and harmonious with noteworthy sweetness and inner-mouth florals for the year. Finishes with smooth ripe tannins and excellent length. This has turned out very well. An extremely impressive '98.