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About Dalla Valle Vineyards
Dalla Valle Vineyards was the project of husband and wife duo Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle. The couple founded Dalla Valle in 1986, in the eastern hills of Oakville, a site which benefits from extended sun exposure and cooling gusts from the pacific. Sadly, Gustav passed away in 1995, leaving Naoko to continue their venture herself.
91 Points | International Wine Cellar , July/August 1999
Good full ruby-red. Complex aromas of crystallized berries, tobacco leaf and smoky, spicy oak; doesn't wear its oak as gracefully as the wines since 1994. Then full and sweet in the mouth, with a ripeness verging on raisiny. The roasted note repeats on the long finish. In the style of the '96, but without quite the depth of fruit of the later wine.
94 Points | Wine Spectator
100 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate
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