Dalla Valle Vineyards

Maya

9.4405 ratings
9.4142 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Greg Ballington

Co-Founder of Millennial Drinkers Wine Blog

9.5

Dark ruby red with garnet edges. Rich nose with dark currants, baking spices and a touch of damp earthiness. Full bodied and medium plus tannins (7.5/10). High acidity with flavors of dark berries, dark spices, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Tons of structure with a long finish. Drink till 2028+.

Dark ruby red with garnet edges. Rich nose with dark currants, baking spices and a touch of damp earthiness. Full bodied and medium plus tannins (7.5/10). High acidity with flavors of dark berries, dark spices, cinnamon and a touch of vanilla. Tons of structure with a long finish. Drink till 2028+.

Dec 2nd, 2018
Conrad Green

This is an absolutely killer bottle. Deep brooding blue fruit, still fresh and vivid with a bloody undertow and floral notes of violet, soft leather and black cherry. Really luscious but savory. Secondary notes are coming in but there’s no signs of fading fruit and nothing here is forced or confected. As good a US 1990 as I’ve tasted and superior to all but the very best Bordeaux- and with them it’s amongst equals

This is an absolutely killer bottle. Deep brooding blue fruit, still fresh and vivid with a bloody undertow and floral notes of violet, soft leather and black cherry. Really luscious but savory. Secondary notes are coming in but there’s no signs of fading fruit and nothing here is forced or confected. As good a US 1990 as I’ve tasted and superior to all but the very best Bordeaux- and with them it’s amongst equals

Nov 25th, 2018
Matt Lasater

Very tertiary with some residual oak hanging around. Napa CF based wines always really highlight the savory/spice elements that the terroir brings with age. At this point in its life it’s really showing some OW character wrapped around that core of sweet red fruit and oak.

Very tertiary with some residual oak hanging around. Napa CF based wines always really highlight the savory/spice elements that the terroir brings with age. At this point in its life it’s really showing some OW character wrapped around that core of sweet red fruit and oak.

Oct 23rd, 2018
Roy Goble

Not what I had hoped

Not what I had hoped

Aug 12th, 2018
Charles Antin

Senior Wine Specialist/Auctioneer Zachys

9.0

Massive.

Massive.

Aug 9th, 2018
john&stacy brilliantmistakewines

What can i say, an amazing wine. Still so much there. Slight, and i mean slight raisiny yet still structure and character. The fruit was dark and bold, the mid palate still present and a nice lengthy finish. Really an outstanding wine.

What can i say, an amazing wine. Still so much there. Slight, and i mean slight raisiny yet still structure and character. The fruit was dark and bold, the mid palate still present and a nice lengthy finish. Really an outstanding wine.

Jul 30th, 2018
Conrad Green

Intense plum and violets. Beautiful soft fleshy, plummy fruit. Good balance with leveling acidity. Very young, but lovely stuff.

Intense plum and violets. Beautiful soft fleshy, plummy fruit. Good balance with leveling acidity. Very young, but lovely stuff.

Jul 5th, 2018
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9.7

The 2015 Maya is surprisingly powerful and tightly wound. Time in the glass allows the tannins to relax just enough for the fruit to gradually emerge. Like all of the 2015s here, the Maya is still very primary in its expression of fruit. Even so, the wine's heady, flamboyant personality is very much on display. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, lavender and exotic spice overtones gradually develop in the glass, but it will be years before the 2015 enters its prime. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

The 2015 Maya is surprisingly powerful and tightly wound. Time in the glass allows the tannins to relax just enough for the fruit to gradually emerge. Like all of the 2015s here, the Maya is still very primary in its expression of fruit. Even so, the wine's heady, flamboyant personality is very much on display. Dark cherry, plum, mocha, licorice, lavender and exotic spice overtones gradually develop in the glass, but it will be years before the 2015 enters its prime. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2018)

May 3rd, 2018
Holly Anderson

Out of mag. So good

Out of mag. So good

Dec 15th, 2017
Mike R
9.6

Happy thanksgiving everyone - a little late posting - this is my 600 posting - a short decant and bam this bad boy was strutting / like the Travolta in Saturday Night Fever - man wine can do remarkable things but it cannot dance but injected into one's body and soul along with turkey and dressing and you feel like you can dance - unfortunately it's the wine but who cares cause it is all fun and SMILES!!!!

Happy thanksgiving everyone - a little late posting - this is my 600 posting - a short decant and bam this bad boy was strutting / like the Travolta in Saturday Night Fever - man wine can do remarkable things but it cannot dance but injected into one's body and soul along with turkey and dressing and you feel like you can dance - unfortunately it's the wine but who cares cause it is all fun and SMILES!!!!

Nov 23rd, 2017