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The September 2022 Auction: Part 4

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Auction Ends: 9/22/2022 6:00:00 PM PDT

Lot #1006. Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2013

Description: Consists of 1 Bottle, 0.75L
Score: 97 AG.
"Beams of tannin give the 2013 its shape and overall energy. Precise and yet also quite explosive, the 2013 will be a magnificent wine once it emerges from its present slumber. Quite simply, this is a captivating wine from Naoko Dalla Valle. Time in the glass provides glimpse of what is in store for readers who wait. However, I imagine opening a bottle before age ten will be largely an academic exercise. Naoko Della Valle's 2013s are just as compelling as they have always been. The wines are ample and dramatic, two qualities that encapsulate the personality of this site in eastern Oakville. Fans of the estate can look to the more approachable 2014s for medium-term drinking, as the 2013s are likely to require quite a bit of time to unwind. In 2014, the Maya has much less Cabernet Franc than has historically been the norm, while the Collina is distinctly Cabernet Franc influenced. I also tasted a number of 2015s from separate lots that had not been blended yet. Those barrel samples point to another successful vintage for this reference-point estate. A recent chance encounter with the 1993 Cabernet Sauvignon was a poignant reminder of just how special these wines can be." Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com, Oct 2016
Provenance: The Nantais Cellar
Lot Location: Orange County
Estimate: $120

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