dalla valle, collina, napa valley 2017
JEB DUNNUCK
95

2017 dalla valle, collina, napa valley

Why We're Buying

Dalla Valle is one of the top wine producers in Napa Valley, and Collina is its pride and joy. Collina is one of four stand-out pinot noir wines from legendary winemaker Paul Hobbs, who hand-selects the finest fruits to ensure pristine quality. Made in limited quantities, Collina a strong choice for wine collectors and investors.

Critics Scores

JEB DUNNUCK
95

Jeb Dunnuck

What could be thought of as the entry-level wine from this benchmark estate, the 2017 Collina is a blend of 50% Cabernet Sauvignon, 35% Cabernet Franc, and the rest Petit Verdot. There’s not much made (600 cases) but it’s a beautiful wine that certainly has the classic vibe of the estate as well as medium to full body, a rounded, textured mouthfeel, solid mid-palate density, and beautiful cassis, currants, Asian spice, and flowery incense aromatics. Given the prices of Napa Valley Bordeaux blends these days, it’s a stunning value.