2003 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

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  • Cabernet Sauvignon
  • 750ML
  • WS 91
  • WA 90
  • IWC 90

Reviews for 2003 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon

WS 91
Wine Spectator - Wine Spectator, November 2006
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... 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. Best from 2007 through 2011. 800 cases made.
WA 90
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, December 2005
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... 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.
IWC 90
Stephen Tanzer's IWC - Stephen Tanzer's IWC, May 2006
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... 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.