1996 Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Wine
Proprietary Blend - 1.5L
  • WA 96
  • IWC 95
  • WS 92

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WA 96
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate, January 2000
The 1996 Maya is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Vivid intense aromas of new saddle leather plums black currants underbrush and licorice are followed by a full-bodied sensationally concentrated wine with... The 1996 Maya is a blend of Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Vivid intense aromas of new saddle leather plums black currants underbrush and licorice are followed by a full-bodied sensationally concentrated wine with sweet tannin a deep exceptionally pure and concentrated mid-palate and an opulently-textured finish. It was surprisingly open-knit and delicious when tasted in October but there is more tannin lurking beneath the surface...
IWC 95
Stephen Tanzer's IWC, August 1999
Saturated ruby. Very ripe perfumed aromas of blackcurrant and chocolate; much deeper than the Napa Valley bottling. Dense ripe and broad but remarkably filled in and consistent for a wine from the '96 vintage. Shows an... Saturated ruby. Very ripe perfumed aromas of blackcurrant and chocolate; much deeper than the Napa Valley bottling. Dense ripe and broad but remarkably filled in and consistent for a wine from the '96 vintage. Shows an almost port-like chocolatey ripeness but has enough supporting acidity to keep the flavors fresh and delineated. Finishes with seductively lush suave tannins. Compelling wine.
WS 92
Wine Spectator, July 2007
Bold ripe and generous. Dark in color this is very rich and concentrated without being heavy. The flavors are built around ripe blackberry cherry mineral and herbal sage notes. Ends with a complex aftertaste and firm but... Bold ripe and generous. Dark in color this is very rich and concentrated without being heavy. The flavors are built around ripe blackberry cherry mineral and herbal sage notes. Ends with a complex aftertaste and firm but ripe tannins. Easily the best of three bottles.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2013. -JL
Color & Type Red
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Country USA
Region California
Sub-region North Coast
Vintage 1996