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2008 Dalla Valle - Maya Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

From vineyards set 400 feet above the floor of Napa Valley, two critically-acclaimed powerhouse wines are crafted. Both the Cabernet Sauvignon (which includes just a touch of estate Cabernet Franc) and the Maya (a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc) showcase Oakville fruit in its most concentrated intensity. Production is limited to micro-quantities, making these wines sought-after... More »

Score
96
WS 95
IWC 95
WA 96
Drink Dates
WS: 2011-2022
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750ml $295.00
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IWC 95
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 156

(a 60/40 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc): Bright ruby-red. Blackberry, blueberry, licorice, violet and graphite on the soil-driven nose. Wonderfully silky and elegant on the palate; dense, lush and concentrated, with superb mouthfilling aromatic character. Terrific fruit intensity here, and already impeccably balanced. Expands and perfumes the mouth on the extremely long, suavely tannic back end. A beauty.

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WA 96
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 192

The 2008 Maya boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of blue, black and red fruits, crushed rock, spice box, licorice and subtle wood. Full-bodied, multilayered, pure and deep, this is a striking, seamless wine with flawless balance and great concentration as well as length. Multiple dimensions, incremental richness and a 45-second finish suggest this beauty is one of the top wines of the vintage.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2011-2022

Strikingly complex, rich and creamy, this is impressive for its subtlety and finesse, with a firm yet fleshy core of currant, blackberry, black licorice, graphite and blueberry. Full-bodied, ending with a long, pure, persistent finish.

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Author PLevensohn
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 97.26%
Tasted On 05/15/2013
Drink Dates

drinking extremely well in its infancy. Fruity but very elegant, not at all tannic, long finish. Some hints of mint, blueberry. Complex nose.

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