Date: 15-Aug-2005 17:42
Author: Dale Williams, Dobbs Ferry, NY Email
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Thanks for posting notes on the Vallana. I'm a big fan of the Vallana Spannas of the 50s & 60s. But a '90 and a '96 left me cold. I saw Nathan's notes, and have of course gotten a dozen CWC mailings. I was getting tempted. But that slightly disjointed, slightly dilute, rather tannic description sounds a lot like the '96 that didn't thrill me (even at $7). In any case despite the hype referencing the long-lived old Vallanas we know that these aren't produced with the same methods (or did they send some trucks down for some Aglianico?).