The 2019 Collina is a harmonizing blend of the three varietals that they farm on the estate; the tension and precision of Cabernet Sauvignon, perfume and spices of Cabernet Franc, and the billowing mid palate textures of Petit Verdot. On the nose a fragrant mix of cardamom, bitter chocolate and strawberry confit jump out of the glass. Tannins are silky and elegant, typical of their terroir. Vibrant notes of Rhubarb pie, toasted hazelnut, and boysenberry are blended with savory tones influenced by the Cabernet Franc, which makes up 50% of the blend, followed by 40% Cabernet Sauvignon and 10% Petit Verdot. Collina Dalla Valle is an uncompromising example of the abilities of their vines and yet again overdelivers in the 2019 vintage.