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DALLA VALLE 12 RED COLLINA
Item: #214150
Bottle Size: 750ml
RP: 93
$89.95
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DALLA VALLE 2012 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-"Naoko Dalla Valle and winemaker Andy Erickson made some of the most powerful, structured 2012s readers will come across. As was the case throughout the valley, the harvest was quite late. I visited the property in late September, a day or two before harvest was scheduled to start. Erickson subsequently decided to wait another week. I tasted the 2012s from bottle twice. If opened young, the wines require quite a bit of aeration, as they are dense and opulent, yet also remarkably structured."

"A huge overachiever, the 2012 Collina Dalla Valle is open, radiant and beautifully expressive. Distinctly red-hued stone fruits meld into iron, mint and sweet spices. This is a first-class effort all the way. Best of all, the 2012 will drink well right out of the gate, but readers should open bottles a few hours in advance. Drinking window: 2015 - 2024."
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