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2006 Dalla Valle - Maya Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

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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
WA 90
WS 95
IWC 92
Drink Dates
WA: 2008-2023 WS: 2010-2017
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 144

($200; an 85/15 blend of cabernet sauvignon and cabernet franc) Good medium ruby. Suave, claret-like nose offers black cherry, bitter chocolate, graphite, violet and cocoa powder. Lush, sweet, fine-grained and pure, with a distinct mineral element contributing energy to the middle palate. Fruity, primary and very stylish wine, finishing with a fine dusting of tannins that make the regular Napa Valley bottling seem a bit tough by comparison. The percentage of cabernet franc was so low, said proprietor Naoko Dalla Valle, because the team thinned the vines too much for fear that the fruit wouldn't get ripe and ultimately harvested a very small crop during one of the estate's latest harvests ever. Dalla Valle's top Maya vintages of the 1990s generally featured about 45% cabernet franc.

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WA 90
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 180
Drink Dates 2008-2023

The 2006 Maya possesses sweet black cherry and berry fruit intertwined with licorice and loamy soil nuances. This soft, round, easy-going, atypically forward, accessible Maya can be consumed over the next 10-15 years.

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WS 95
Source Wine Spectator
Drink Dates 2010-2017

Tight, firm and structured, with a rich, focused beam of blackberry, black cherry, currant, herb and anise. Full-bodied, intense and concentrated, this unfolds slowly and enticingly to reveal extra dimensions of complexity and nuance, getting better with every sip. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc.

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