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January 2011

Robert Parker’s Reviews are here! We are excited about the comments Mr. Parker has given our 2008 Villa Del Lago Cabernet Barrel sample rated 93-95 Points!

“Tasted from barrel, the opaque ruby/purple-colored 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Villa del Lago Pritchard Hill possesses an exquisite bouquet of blueberries, black raspberries and black currants, gorgeous sweetness and opulence, and stunning purity and length. This is a terrific effort from that magical hillside that should drink well for 25+ years.” Drink 2010-2035 Rating 93-95

The charismatic David Del Dotto produces a dizzying array of world class wines fromhis Roman-styled villa in Napa Valley. This estate has a beautiful site on Pritchard Hill,just below Don Bryant’s Pritchard Hill vineyard as well as Tim Mondavi’s Continuum

December 2011

1st comments made by Robert Parker rating the 2007 vintage 94+!

“The 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Villa del Lago Pritchard Hill exhibits notes of Christmas fruitcake, cedarwood, black currants, raspberries and blueberries. More restrained and tannic than the 2008, it is a full-bodied, concentrated, intense Cabernet that requires 4-5 years of cellaring. It should evolve for three decades.” Wine Advocates #192 December 2010 - Drink 2014-2044 Rating 94+

December 2011

Release of Our Inaugural Vintage 2007 It’s finally arrived! The birth of our new baby! Villa Del Lago Cabernet 2007 is our inaugural vintage from our 20 acres vineyard on Pritchard Hill above Lake Hennessey in St. Helena. This Cabernet is as beautiful as the stunning views over the lake and the winemaking skills of master winemarker Gerard Zanzonico. The fact that the wine can be drank now or for the next 20+ years is truly the “Del Dotto” style created by the philosophies of the family. ~ Dave Del Dotto & Family