Ludwigs Fine Wine
Dalla Valle Estate Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon 2018 750 ML
Jeb Dunnuck: 97 Points
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon which always includes a splash of Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot is incredible juice and a wine readers should seek out. Showing the quality and style of the vintage beautifully it offers a captivating bouquet of crème de cassis unsmoked tobacco bouquet garni and violets with just a touch of foresty earthy notes in the background. Aged 22 months in barrel (with a small amount in amphora) it’s full-bodied and perfectly balanced with integrated acidity and a great finish. I love this wine and don't make the mistake of overlooking this while only focusing on the Maya cuvee.
Wine Advocate: 97 Points
Deep garnet-purple colored the 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate comes soaring out of the glass with energetic notions of fresh blackberries black cherries and cassis plus nuances of dark chocolate kirsch cardamom and tilled soil with a fragrant waft of violets. The full-bodied palate is densely packed with perfumed black fruit flavors supported by firm grainy tannins and seamless freshness finishing long with loads of mineral accents.
Vinous: 97 Points
The 2018 Cabernet Sauvignon is a powerful explosive wine that is going to need a number of years to be at its finest. The energy and raw intensity are so pronounced. Inky dark fruit spice menthol licorice and cedar add striking aromatic nuance but it is the wine's phenomenal balance that stands out most. This is the first vintage that includes component wine aged in amphora. This is far from an easygoing 2018.
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