Dalla Valle Vineyards Collina Dalla Valle Napa Valley Red Wine 2019
|Region||California, Napa Valley|
|Brand||Dalla Valle Vineyards|
The 2019 Collina is a harmonizing blend of the three varietals that we farm on the estate; the tension and precision of Cabernet Sauvignon, perfume and spices of Cabernet Franc, and the billowing mid palate textures of Petit Verdot. On the nose a fragrant mix of cardamom, bitter chocolate and strawberry confit jump out of the glass. Tannins are silky and elegant, typical of our terroir. Vibrant notes of Rhubarb pie, toasted hazelnut, and boysenberry are blended with savory tones influenced by the Cabernet Franc, which makes up 50% of the blend, followed by 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Collina Dalla Valle is an uncompromising example of the abilities of our vines and yet again overdelivers in the 2019 vintage.
The base 2019 Collina was originally made from the younger vines of the estate, yet those vines aren’t so young anymore, and this easily stands alone as a brilliant Bordeaux blend. Black cherries, currants, leafy herbs, and subtle floral notes all define the bouquet, and it’s darker, medium to full-bodied, and beautifully balanced on the palate. It’s undeniably delicious and perfect for drinking over the coming 10-15 years.
The 2019 Collina Dalla Valle is supple, racy and beautifully perfumed. In 2019, the Franc lends quite a bit of aromatic brilliance. Crushed flowers, kirsch and sweet red berry fruit are all nicely lifted in this very pretty, perfumed red blend from Dalla Valle. The Collina is all class, as it always is. It is also a tremendous value in the world of high-end Napa Valley wines.