DALLA VALLE 'MAYA' CABERNET 2016

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The Wine Advocate
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James Suckling
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Antonio Galloni
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DVCA201610 UCAU
$1,100.00 Per item
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750ml (Bottle)
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"The 2016 Maya, a blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Cabernet Franc from our hillside estate, is a revelation. It starts by pulling you in close, to appreciate the delicate and precise details of the wine, with all the exotic aromas of a Moroccan market coming from the Cabernet Franc, and the dark black fruit tones and crushed rock minerality that defines this part of Oakville. The sensation then expands, like the slow crescendo of a Beethoven symphony, revealing deeper and yet more nuanced layers of complexity. Currant, huckleberry, cocoa, cinnamon, red leaf tobacco and flint are only a few of the notes offered up as the wine is tasted, delivered on a bed of silky, polished tannins. Even as the finish builds to an impressive level of intensity and length, all of the subtleties and intricacies are there to enjoy. Indeed, the strength of this vintage will continue to reveal itself over the course of many years." - Dalla Valle Vineyards
"The 2016 Maya, a blend of two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Cabernet Franc from our hillside estate, is a revelation. It starts by pulling you in close, to appreciate the delicate and precise details of the wine, with all the exotic aromas of a Moroccan market coming from the Cabernet Franc, and the dark black fruit tones and crushed rock minerality that defines this part of Oakville. The sensation then expands, like the slow crescendo of a Beethoven symphony, revealing deeper and yet more nuanced layers of complexity. Currant, huckleberry, cocoa, cinnamon, red leaf tobacco and flint are only a few of the notes offered up as the wine is tasted, delivered on a bed of silky, polished tannins. Even as the finish builds to an impressive level of intensity and length, all of the subtleties and intricacies are there to enjoy. Indeed, the strength of this vintage will continue to reveal itself over the course of many years." - Dalla Valle Vineyards

Scores & Reviews

100 / 100

The Wine Advocate

The 2016 Maya Proprietary Red Wine is blended of 67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple colored, it's a little reserved to begin, soon unfurling to reveal the most incredible array of floral and red fruit layers—kirsch, redcurrant jelly, black raspberries, lilacs, red roses and lavender—with achingly beautiful wafts of cigar box, pencil lead, camphor, cinnamon stick and forest floor. Medium to full-bodied and with fabulous elegance and poise in the mouth, the palate delivers layer upon layer of perfumed black and red fruits with a very firm, finely grained texture and an epically long, mineral-laced finish. Give this knock-out beauty another 5 years in the cellar and drink it over the next 30+.

99 / 100

James Suckling

A ripe and lavish Napa red with currant and dried berry with hints of milk chocolate. Turns to fresh flowers and dry earth. Full body, flavorful with lots of integrity and focus. Flavorful finish. The polish to the tannins and glorious. A blend of 67% cabernet sauvignon and 33% cabernet franc. Drink or hold

99 / 100

Antonio Galloni

Dalla Valle's 2016 Maya, the estate's flagship Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc blend, is endowed with stunning purity and exceptional balance. The purity of the flavors is simply remarkable. A rush of red cherry jam, menthol, pomegranate, mint and espresso builds as the wine opens up in the glass. Blood orange and expressive floral notes appear later, adding brightness as the 2016 reveals the many shades of its beguiling personality. Silky and seamless on the palate, with exceptional balance, the 2016 has so much to offer. The 2016 is one of the most polished and complete young Mayas I can remember tasting. In a word: exceptional. 2024 - 2041