Dalla Valle Vineyards

MDV Maya Dalla Valle Red Blend

9.86 ratings
9.94 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon
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Dalla Valle's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon MDV - a 100% Cabernet from the Maya blocks - is simply magnificent. Another year in bottle has really helped the 2016 come together. Inky and explosive yet also wonderfully transparent for such a big wine, the 2016 is mind-blowingly beautiful. Tasting it brings back fond memories of the 1999, a one-off auction wine that later became the prototype for the present-day MDV. The 2016 is so vivid in the glass, and yet it possesses tremendous richness and simply mind-blowing intensity. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

Dalla Valle's 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon MDV - a 100% Cabernet from the Maya blocks - is simply magnificent. Another year in bottle has really helped the 2016 come together. Inky and explosive yet also wonderfully transparent for such a big wine, the 2016 is mind-blowingly beautiful. Tasting it brings back fond memories of the 1999, a one-off auction wine that later became the prototype for the present-day MDV. The 2016 is so vivid in the glass, and yet it possesses tremendous richness and simply mind-blowing intensity. What a wine! (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, January 2020)

1 person found it helpfulJan 17th, 2020
Conrad Green

Wonderfully pure fruit. Hints of mint and a supple purity. For such a young wine, hugely approachable and delicious. Decades ahead- great fruit.

Wonderfully pure fruit. Hints of mint and a supple purity. For such a young wine, hugely approachable and delicious. Decades ahead- great fruit.

1 person found it helpfulJul 5th, 2019
Conrad Green

Very young but intense and pure. Superb balance. Nothing out of place. Bury and wait a long time and this will be astonishing.

Very young but intense and pure. Superb balance. Nothing out of place. Bury and wait a long time and this will be astonishing.

1 person found it helpfulAug 21st, 2016
Conrad Green

Deep, extracted, gorgeous lavender and violet fruit. Intense, packed and savory. Younger than almost anything in reference but perfect fruit. Try in a decade and this will be an awesome wine.

Deep, extracted, gorgeous lavender and violet fruit. Intense, packed and savory. Younger than almost anything in reference but perfect fruit. Try in a decade and this will be an awesome wine.

1 person found it helpfulJul 3rd, 2016
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jesus had this 4 years ago

jesus had this 4 years ago

1 person found it helpfulJun 4th, 2016
Greg Gregory

Brought by Naoko. My first perfect wine in a long time. Dag Zapatero take note! Incredible. I believe I'm one of the first people to be lucky enough to taste this unreleased wine. Thank you Naoko! Prolific to say the least. It has the power of the 13 vintage but with an incredible finesse that's rarely seen from Napa. This is a Cab whose glory days are at least 10 years down the road. There are layers of complexity that are just waiting to spring open as this beauty ages effortlessly. Only 4 barrels made and one bottle was a 6L that will be auctioned off as part of Naoko's ANV 16 auction lot, so that reduces the total cases even more. Consider yourself lucky if you're an existing mailing list member and have an allocation of this wine. I'm jealous!

Brought by Naoko. My first perfect wine in a long time. Dag Zapatero take note! Incredible. I believe I'm one of the first people to be lucky enough to taste this unreleased wine. Thank you Naoko! Prolific to say the least. It has the power of the 13 vintage but with an incredible finesse that's rarely seen from Napa. This is a Cab whose glory days are at least 10 years down the road. There are layers of complexity that are just waiting to spring open as this beauty ages effortlessly. Only 4 barrels made and one bottle was a 6L that will be auctioned off as part of Naoko's ANV 16 auction lot, so that reduces the total cases even more. Consider yourself lucky if you're an existing mailing list member and have an allocation of this wine. I'm jealous!

1 person found it helpfulMay 8th, 2016