Blend: 77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc
Vintage production: c.1,000 cases
Eastern Oakville is one of Napa Valley’s most star-studded neighbourhoods. Overlooking them all from the highest point s one of the Estates that elevated Napa to the top of the global scene in the 1990s, Dalla Valle Vineyards.
The Cabernet Sauvignon is the wine that it all began with back in 1986, when founders Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle introduced their hillside Estate Vineyard to the world with this debut vintage. It’s the small addition of Cabernet Franc – which thrives in the iron rich volcanic soils, that sets this wine apart.
While the 2018 vintage may have been a tough act to follow, the 2019s standout as another classic, idyllic Napa Valley vintage to remember. A milestone was reached at Dalla Valle in 2019 as they embraced the world of Biodynamic farming. Their deep love and connection to this land inspired them to begin this journey, and they have not looked back since. The elements of energy and vibrancy show in the 2019 vintage. A cool winter and mild rainy spring replenished the vines and provided them with the energy to sustain the heat of summer and perfectly ripen in the autumn.