Dalla Valle Vineyards

Maya

9.023 ratings
9.29 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc
Top Notes For
Ian Blackburn

Stop! This wine needs air! Do not drink it straight out of the bottle; after two hours in a decanter this wine is a rockstar! Allow the fruit to wake up if you were trapped in the bottle for 20 years you would want to little stretch too!! and this wine did exactly that... closed on opening - two hours later a beautifulbeautiful Napa Dusty cherry fruit nose with structured hillside chewy tannins and surprisingly length and Richness emerged - opened on 2.8.17 at the best bottle dinner at Gwen - hosted by wineLA - we give wine the proper treatment & service; paired with amazing food. 95 points in a very competitive blind wine flight with screaming eagle 96 and Aubreu Madrona ranch 2007 this one came in second.

Stop! This wine needs air! Do not drink it straight out of the bottle; after two hours in a decanter this wine is a rockstar! Allow the fruit to wake up if you were trapped in the bottle for 20 years you would want to little stretch too!! and this wine did exactly that... closed on opening - two hours later a beautifulbeautiful Napa Dusty cherry fruit nose with structured hillside chewy tannins and surprisingly length and Richness emerged - opened on 2.8.17 at the best bottle dinner at Gwen - hosted by wineLA - we give wine the proper treatment & service; paired with amazing food. 95 points in a very competitive blind wine flight with screaming eagle 96 and Aubreu Madrona ranch 2007 this one came in second.

1 person found it helpfulFeb 9th, 2017
David Eckert

Not great, thinning out and awkward.

Not great, thinning out and awkward.

Dec 14th, 2016
Yianni Stoner

13.8%

13.8%

Jun 4th, 2015
Christopher O'Gorman

Stunning reminds of aged Bordeaux.

Stunning reminds of aged Bordeaux.

Jan 30th, 2015
Rachel Macalisang

Lead Sommelier - The Bazaar by José Andrés

7.9

Expected more from this wine.

Expected more from this wine.

Sep 16th, 2014
Scott Barber

Wine Educator Meadowood Napa Valley

9.8

Spectacular!

Spectacular!

Apr 14th, 2014
Christopher Hoel

Sommelier/Senior Wine Advisor Soutirage

9.6

Totally awesome!

Totally awesome!

Dec 16th, 2012
Conrad Kenley

Drink up.

Drink up.

Sep 21st, 2018
John Schlechter

1997 unbelievable

1997 unbelievable

Jan 1st, 2017
John Kemper

I was excited to uncork the '97 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc Blend 'Maya' to report on the progress of this Wine Advocate 99-point blockbuster. Sadly this bottle was totally undrinkable. It was not cork tainted, but was probably poorly stored at some point of its life. I received it as a generous gift and therefore unsure of the bottle provenance. I think I may have shed a tear.

I was excited to uncork the '97 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon/Cabernet Franc Blend 'Maya' to report on the progress of this Wine Advocate 99-point blockbuster. Sadly this bottle was totally undrinkable. It was not cork tainted, but was probably poorly stored at some point of its life. I received it as a generous gift and therefore unsure of the bottle provenance. I think I may have shed a tear.

Sep 9th, 2014