Dalla Valle Vineyards Maya 2002
|Brand||Dalla Valle Vineyards|
Wine SpectatorDense, rich and earthy, with tightly wound currant, tobacco, mineral, sage and a touch of leather forming a broad range of flavors. This massive youngster is also quite tannic, so it's hands off for at least five years. Best from 2009 through 2014.
Wine AdvocateAs stunning as this basic Cabernet Sauvignon is, the 2002 Maya, a proprietary blend of 55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc, is pure perfection. It boasts an inky purple color as well as an extraordinary perfume of incense, black fruits, charcoal and forest floor. Full-bodied, with monumental intensity, a multidimensional texture/mouthfeel, and a stunning finish, this beauty reveals the brilliant quality of the Dalla Valle Cabernet Franc plantings meshed with their powerful Cabernet Sauvignon. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2040+.