Dalla Valle Vineyards Maya 2002


SKU C086


Very fragrant, jammy character. Expressing lots of intense fruit. Freshness. A hint of port like characteristics in nose. Sense of stones or rocks and minerality. Very expressive and distinctive profile. Perfect harmony. Compact, Dense, More oak nuances in perfect balance with tannins. Angular.
Category Red Wine
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Dalla Valle Vineyards
  • ws89

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.

James Laube, November 15, 2005
  • wa100

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+.

Robert Parker, June 29, 2012