Founded by Naoko and Gustav Dalla Valle in 1982, this namesake estate produces Napa Valley wines from terraced vineyards in Oakville, characterized by marine influences, volcanic soils, and steep slopes. The 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon is powerful and concentrated, with notes of sappy dark fruit and cedar spice dominating the palate. Dense tannins and robust structure ensure a long lasting life ahead.
Loamy-soiled, north-south valley reaching from the hot springs of Calistoga to the San Francisco Bay. It’s home to world-beating Cabernet Sauvignon, among other wines, and the American answer to Bordeaux.