1993 Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Wine

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  • Proprietary Blend
  • 750ML
  • WA 98

Reviews for 1993 Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Wine

WA 98
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 1995
Of all the extraordinary wines emanating from California in recent years one of the most remarkable achievements must be the two cuvees of Cabernet Sauvignon made by Naoka and Gustav Dalla Valle with the capable... Of all the extraordinary wines emanating from California in recent years one of the most remarkable achievements must be the two cuvees of Cabernet Sauvignon made by Naoka and Gustav Dalla Valle with the capable assistance of consulting winemaker Heidi Barrett. Dalla Valle's Cabernet Sauvignon is a pure unbridled expression of this varietal at its most powerful and concentrated. The proprietary red wine named after the owners' daughter Maya is usually a blend of equal parts Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc (the greatest Cabernet Franc I have tasted in the New World). These are wines of immense stature and richness. It seems nearly impossible that one could pack so much intensity and flavor into a wine without either the wine or the tannin coming across as heavy-handed. Since 1990 all of the Maya offerings have possessed extremely well-integrated tannin and acidity.The 1993 and 1994 Mayas may merit perfect scores! Both wines are still in barrel and of course many things can happen. But based on past experience with Maya little should change other than the wine gaining complexity and becoming even more impressive after bottling. The 1993 Maya is equal to the 1992. The color is an opaque purple and the nose offers up that exhilarating fragrance of cassis licorice minerals spice and a touch of smoke and chocolate. Huge massive and concentrated - almost beyond belief this extraordinarily rich wine should drink well for 25-30 years. When you ask the Dalla Valles how they do it it's the same old answer - "it's the vineyard." The yields are not the lowest and there does not appear to be any magical formula in the winery but for whatever reason these wines turn out to be the stuff of legends. Life is too short not to drink a few bottles of Dalla Valle! Tel. (707) 944-2676; Fax (707) 944-8411