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DALLA VALLE 11 RED COLLINA
Item: #214150
Bottle Size: 750ml
RP: 93
$89.95
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DALLA VALLE 2011 PROPRIETARY RED "COLLINA" OAKVILLE 750mL

Dalla Valle's Collina bottling captures the extraordinary nature of their hillside estate, blending wine prouduced from mainly their younger vines planted in the last ten years; something considered "mature" by others' standards. The 2012 vintage highlights the strength of Dalla Valle's terroir, which has a western exposure and rocky, well-drained soils. The result of a long, cool growing season, and relatively late harvest, the grapes were bright with acidity and full of aromatic components. This year's Collina is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

ANTONIO GALLONI 93 POINTS-"A woman of extraordinary dignity and inner strength, Naoko dalla Valle is also among the most reserved and private owners in Napa Valley. The winery is stripped down to the core and model of total simplicity. There is no formal tasting room or fancy trappings. All that comes through is the utter magnificence of this site. When the wines are this profound, anything more would be superfluos."

"The 2011 Collina dalla Valle might even be better than the 2010. Plums, spices, violets, menthol, licorice and lavender jump from the glass in a powerful, vibrant wine loaded with pure class and personality. The 2011 is a bit more tannic and darker than the 2010, with striking aromatics, vibrant fruit and great expression of site. The tannins are going to require a year or two to soften, but there is no denying how absolutely gorgeous the 2011 is. If there is any problem with the 2011, it is that it might be too good."
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