Want to experience the greatness of one of Napa Valley's finest small producers, without the $500 price tag? Galloni called this wine "big, ample and voluptuous, with a bit more textural intensity than it often shows. Then again, that is 2015. Black cherry, plum, spice, menthol and lavender are all pushed forward. Open-knit and juicy, the 2015 will drink well upon release. Collina Dalla Valle remains one of the best values in artisan Napa Valley Cabernet."
Naoko Dalla Valle’s Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc vines, astride terra rossa soils high above the Silverado Trail in Oakville, are the stuff of myth. With a tantalizingly small amount of wine made, nearly all of their production is sold direct to their mailing list. Thankfully Bounty Hunter has been on board from the beginning, and each year we obtain a small parcel to offer you, including the rare and occasionally “perfect” Maya.
The 2016 Collina Dalla Valle is soft, open-knit and delicious. Striking in its aromatics and pliant in feel, the 2016 has a lot to offer. Soft contours bring out the red cherry, plum, tobacco, spice, cedar and spice flavors nicely. This gracious, effortless wine will drink well upon release. The Collina remains one of the best values in high-end artisan Napa Valley wine and, frankly, the hidden gem in this range.