Dalla Valle Vineyards Collina Dalla Valle Napa Valley Red Wine 2020
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Dalla Valle Vineyards|
California Wine Advisors - 97 points (4/2023)
This highly-anticipated boutique Cabernet blend impresses with a silky smooth texture, plush tannins, and seriously delicious, dark fruit that remind us of best-selling trophy wines. We have judged the last ten Collina vintages and this is a strong candidate for the best-ever upon release. Flavors of dark chocolate and espresso lead to seductive layers of tightly-wound fruit complimented by seamlessly integrated French oak. This impressive new offering truly defies its humble price tag and may be enjoyed tonight (decant 1⁄2 hour). Our team rates this a solid 96+ rating now and predict it will evolve into 97 points over the next decade in our judgement.
Collina Dalla Valle 2020 displays classic approachability and freshness from the younger vines on the estate. Comprised of Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc in equal parts with a dash of Petit Verdot, the wine reveals layers of floral violet, cedar, pine needles and plush boysenberries reveal themselves with each sip. A seamless texture melds all the aromatics together with a smooth and prolonged finish.
The 2020 Collina is solid and unquestionably worth your time and money. Based on 50% Cabernet Franc, 40% Cabernet Sauvignon, and 10% Petit Verdot, it has solid cassis and darker currant-like fruits as well as some earthy, smoky, and chocolaty nuances. Medium to full-bodied, it offers solid tannins, good balance, and a great finish.
The 2020 Collina Dalla Valle is soft, fruity and very easy to like. Bright red-toned fruit, spice, cedar, mint and tobacco are front and center. This Cabernet Franc-based red offers quite a bit of allure. I would prefer to drink it over the next few years. It's a fine effort, especially for the vintage.