Dalla Valle Vineyards Collina Dalla Valle 2014
Winemakers notes:This new vintage of our Estate Cabernet Sauvignon is as smooth as silk. It shares similar tones and hues as the Maya, with vibrant fruit and spice aromas, and a dark black-purple color. The natural acidity of the vintage comes through, adding to the wine’s volume, while the softness of the tannins make it immediately appealing. In addition to the typical red and black fruit character, the wine is layered with notes of chocolate, freshly cut thyme, and smoke. It is a subtle but hedonistic offering, and should delight for ten to fifteen years minimum.
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VinousThe 2014 Collina Dalla Valle is a relatively soft, open knit wine. There is lovely purity to the dark red cherry fruit, spice and mocha flavors. All the signatures of the estate are present, but in a relatively small-scaled style. I would prefer to drink the 2014 sooner rather than later given its mid-weight structure. The 2014 is two-thirds Cabernet Franc and one-third Cabernet Sauvignon, with a dollop of Petit Verdot.