Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 2010
WA98: The 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon has been utterly majestic each and every time I have tasted it over the last six months. A towering, statuesque wine, the 2010 exudes tremendous power, richness and pure structure. Sweet spices, violets and graphite jump from the glass, followed by smoke-infused black cherries, plums and cassis. The 2010 is quite a bit darker and more virile than the 2009. Its hallmarks are energy, focus and breathtaking balance. A huge, mineral-drenched finish rounds things out in style. This is one of the great wines of a great year.