Dalla Valle Vineyards

Maya

9.422 ratings
9.412 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Conrad Green

An exceptional bottle. Dark, fresh, funky and profound. Deep pure fruit with a hint of animal, some dried herb and fresh mint. Complex, seductive but still really deep. Wow stuff. One of the best 759’s I’ve had of this.,

An exceptional bottle. Dark, fresh, funky and profound. Deep pure fruit with a hint of animal, some dried herb and fresh mint. Complex, seductive but still really deep. Wow stuff. One of the best 759’s I’ve had of this.,

Jul 4th, 2019
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
Jimmy Hayes

Estate Director Mayacamas Vineyard

9.7

90 Maya - sublime bottle. Solid as a rock. Generous - cassis, blackberry, olive. Few California wineries I appreciate more.

90 Maya - sublime bottle. Solid as a rock. Generous - cassis, blackberry, olive. Few California wineries I appreciate more.

Mar 22nd, 2017
Bill Bender

By request from @DAG @TheSkip and @WC Fields and even the rawwwwrrr 😼 @Kimberly Anderson some vintage '90 Maya for one of my favorite '89s. Nose of latex, gravel and creosote. Inviting resolved tannins and long velvet finish. A touch of oak that surprised but otherwise a sensational full bodied delicious cab franc dominated sexy bitch.

By request from @DAG @TheSkip and @WC Fields and even the rawwwwrrr 😼 @Kimberly Anderson some vintage '90 Maya for one of my favorite '89s. Nose of latex, gravel and creosote. Inviting resolved tannins and long velvet finish. A touch of oak that surprised but otherwise a sensational full bodied delicious cab franc dominated sexy bitch.

Aug 20th, 2016
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

9.5

Still showing young after 25 years. Another 10 years easy.

Still showing young after 25 years. Another 10 years easy.

Jan 30th, 2015
Conrad Green

Excellent. Deep, dark and brooding. Lovely acidity, real clarity of fruit. Very savory and young.

Excellent. Deep, dark and brooding. Lovely acidity, real clarity of fruit. Very savory and young.

Apr 12th, 2017
Conrad Green

Intense dark black currant blueberry fruit. Still deep and intense. So much going on. Hints of tobacco. Gorgeous. Still really young

Intense dark black currant blueberry fruit. Still deep and intense. So much going on. Hints of tobacco. Gorgeous. Still really young

Mar 5th, 2017
Conrad Green

A deep brooding nose with blue fruit, iron,violet. A real intense cab franc- very inky and cool. Gorgeous fruit, all poised and focused. Can't believe this is 27 years old. Could be 10. Astonishing. Decades ahead and super classy

A deep brooding nose with blue fruit, iron,violet. A real intense cab franc- very inky and cool. Gorgeous fruit, all poised and focused. Can't believe this is 27 years old. Could be 10. Astonishing. Decades ahead and super classy

Jan 27th, 2017
Ken Frank

Oak showing more than I would like. Still a fantastic wine if you ever get to taste it.

Oak showing more than I would like. Still a fantastic wine if you ever get to taste it.

Oct 6th, 2016
Scott Kahn

This wine is approaching its end of life but it still is lively on the palette. Definitely not as rich as the 1997, but this was a pleaser nevertheless.

This wine is approaching its end of life but it still is lively on the palette. Definitely not as rich as the 1997, but this was a pleaser nevertheless.

Jun 2nd, 2016