Dalla Valle
'Collina' Red 2011 – 750ml

We tasted this on Monday at Taste of Oakville, the annual trade and media private tasting. We were again reminded of just how good this Estate bottling is each year and the 2014 is no exception. There are few Oakville Estate Reds of this caliber at this price point. Collina Dalla Valle is grown on their estate hillside vineyards and made to be enjoyed upon release. This Red will continue to evolve in the bottle for at least the next 10-15 years but we loved how it tasted after being opened for a few hours in the bottle. "Even at this early stage, this wine is long on flavor and texture, showing all the red raspberry and blackberry fruit that were apparent at harvest. Also, coming forward are layers of dark chocolate, graphite, incense and a wide array of baking spices. The tannins are already polished, and while the wine is pure pleasure on the first pour, there is plenty of structure to allow aging for at least 12-15 years." To be able to enjoy a piece of this landmark Oakville vineyard at this price is such an incredible treat.

Wine Facts

  • Vintage 2011
  • Bottle Size 750ml
  • Appellation Oakville
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • Sub-Region Napa Valley

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