2000 Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2000 Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

2000 Dalla Valle Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon Napa Valley

90 pts
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Napa Valley

Growers were probably hoping for more from the first vintage of the new Millennium, but the 2000 vintage ended up with good wines, if somewhat variable results overall. Spring was uneventful, and the year started off on the right foot. Overall, the growing season was on the cool side for the summer, after a heat spike in June. Rain during the harvest in late August prompted the only real worries. The harvest was fairly compact and finished in mid-October. Yields were up a tick, as many vineyards planted after the phylloxera problems of the last decade came to fruition.

In mid-September, rain from a tropical storm threatened, but it mainly stayed away and produced only moderate showers. As usual, those who managed their vineyards carefully and kept yields low had the best chance for achieving good degrees of ripeness, and as a result made the best wines. Overall, the coolness of the vintage can show in the wines, with a little more acidity, structure, and restraint than the typical Napa vintage.

Key Dates

Moderately cool temperatures

Temperatures in Napa and Sonoma hit 95°F-108°F

Cool weather and more rain

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Producer Facts

Winery Name

  • Dalla Valle Vineyards

Web Site

  • http://www.dallavallevineyards.com/


  • Naoko Dalla Valle

Wines Made: Maya, Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon and Collina Dalla Valle

Terroir: Naturally low-yielding soils composed primarily of fractured volcanic rock. Excellent drainage and god exposure to sunlight (almost an hour more thatn the vines ofn the valley floor).

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  • Full, tannic wines with notes of blackcurrant and cassis

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