2019 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate

Cabernet Sauvignon - 750ML
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DC 98 JS 98 WA 98 JD 97 VN 97 WS 96
DC 98

Decanter, June 2022

Deep, dark and alluring nose of black fruit, rich cedar and cigar box. Well-built, beautiful and balanced, with deeply concentrated, yet fresh and ripe flavours of blackberry, cassis and fleshy plum, unspooling with...
JS 98

jamessuckling.com, February 2022

Gorgeous blackberry and currant aromas with hints of herbs. Wonderfully varietal character. Full-bodied with tannins that frame the wine so nicely and create a long, lightly chewy finish. Fantastic wine. Available in...
WA 98

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, November 2021

98+ Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate needs a lot of swirling and coaxing to unlock notions of blackcurrant pastilles, warm black plums and mulberries, plus hints of black olives, tilled...
JD 97

jebdunnuck.com, March 2022

Including 20% Cabernet Franc, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is a hidden gem. While the Maya gets all the attention, the classic Cabernet Sauvignon from this team is insanely good, year-in, year-out. The 2019 sports a dense...
VN 97

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2022

The 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon is dazzling. What a wine! Ample and creamy, the 2019 possesses striking resonance to match its elegant, refined personality. A healthy dollop of Franc adds freshness to a core of dark red...
WS 96

Wine Spectator, November 2022

This is very tightly packed, with cassis, bitter plum and loganberry notes compressed along with anise, apple wood, warm humus and sweet tobacco. The earth note echoes nicely through the finish, too. More like an '18 in...


Color & Type Red
Varietal Cabernet Sauvignon
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Appellation Napa
Sub-appellation Oakville
Vintage 2019
Size 750ML
Percent alcohol 14.5%
Closure Cork

The 2019 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate is a standout wine from Napa Valley, California, specifically from the Oakville sub-appellation. This vintage, produced by Dalla Valle, is primarily composed of Cabernet Sauvignon with the addition of 20% Cabernet Franc, and it is bottled with a cork closure. The wine has an alcohol content of 14.5%.

Jeb Dunnuck, from jebdunnuck.com, awarded this wine an impressive score of 97, describing it as a "hidden gem." He emphasized the wine's "dense purple color" and its "quintessential Cabernet notes of cassis, black raspberries, flowers, toasted spices, and tobacco leaf." Dunnuck praised the wine for its "incredible purity of fruit," "full-bodied" nature, "silky tannins," and "flawless balance," suggesting it has "30 years of prime drinking ahead of it."

Vinous also rated the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon with a score of 97, calling it "dazzling" and highlighting its "striking resonance" and "elegant, refined personality." The review notes the inclusion of a small portion of wine aged in amphora, adding to its "aromatic presence and vibrancy." The flavors mentioned include "dark red cherry, red plum, mocha, spice, and new leather," with a recommended drinking window from 2026 to 2044.

James Suckling, from jamessuckling.com, gave an even higher score of 98, commending its "gorgeous blackberry and currant aromas with hints of herbs." He noted its "full-bodied" character, "nicely framed tannins," and a "long, lightly chewy finish." Suckling suggested that while it is drinkable now, it would benefit from three to four years of cellaring.

Wine Spectator rated the wine 96, observing it as "very tightly packed" with notes of "cassis, bitter plum, and loganberry." The review highlighted its "youthfully backward persona" and recommended cellaring until at least 2024 for the best experience.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate gave the wine an exceptional score of 98+, indicating it as deeply garnet-purple in color and requiring "a lot of swirling and coaxing" to reveal its complex aromas. The flavors mentioned include "blackcurrant pastilles, warm black plums, and mulberries," with "baker's chocolate and star anise hints." The review praised its "rich, concentrated" body and "impeccable poise."

Decanter, also scoring the wine 98, described it as having a "deep, dark and alluring nose" with "black fruit, rich cedar, and cigar box." The review commended its "beautiful and balanced" structure, with flavors of "blackberry, cassis, and fleshy plum," and an "endless finish."

Overall, the 2019 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon Estate has garnered exceptional reviews, highlighting its complexity, balance, and aging potential. It is considered a remarkable wine with a promising future.