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Sherry-Lehmann USD 499.95 750ml

Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon "Maya" 2014

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Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon ''Maya'' 2014"The 2014 Maya is powerful, compact and closed in on itself. That's not much of a surprise given the wine was just bottled a few months ago. Dark, powerful and intense, the 2014 offers plenty of energy, but is also holding back much of its potential at this stage. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, which is to say more Cabernet than has been the norm in recent years. There is plenty of intensity to the pomegranate, plum, red cherry and blood orange flavors, but the wine needs time to come into its own."- Antonio Galloni,Vinous *(95+ Points)*

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Dalla Valle Vineyards:
Dalla Valle Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery that was founded in 1986. The winery and vineyards are located on a plateau 400 feet above the valley floor, in the eastern hills of Oakville, Napa Valley. The combination of perfect sun exposure and the cooling marine influence from the Pacific Ocean make this an ideal site for world class winegrowing. Dalla Valle has reached an admirable l... Read more
Dalla Valle Vineyards is a small, family-owned winery that was founded in 1986. The winery and vineyards are located on a plateau 400 feet above the valley floor, in the eastern hills of Oakville, Napa Valley. The combination of perfect sun exposure and the cooling marine influence from the Pacific Ocean make this an ideal site for world class winegrowing. Dalla Valle has reached an admirable level of acceptance in the last decade and produces some of the most sought out Cabernet Sauvignon and proprietary red wine in California. Wines made from Dalla Valle Vineyards are pure unbridled expressions of fruit at its most powerful and concentrated. These wines are of immense stature and richness with well-integrated tannin and acidity. Read less

External Reviews for Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon "Maya"

External Review
Vintage: 2000 09/22/2010

Bright ruby. Aromas of cassis, blackberry, bitter chocolate, licorice and shoe polish. Tightly wound and serious, with notes of minerals and shoe polish and a strong spine of acidity. Dense and bright but not yet expansive in the middle palate. Finis... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Cabernet Sauvignon wine from California in USA. 2000 Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon 750ml


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Vintage: 2000 07/07/2011

What a treat. this is the quintessence of Oakville Cab, with an impressively firm structure, ripe tannins, smooth, supple mouthfeel and long, spicy finish. and what fruit! Scads of rich cassis, chocolate and oak, yet thoroughly dry. Drink now through 2012.


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Vintage: 2000 07/07/2011

The deep ruby/purple-colored 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon offers up aromas of minerals, licorice, acacia flowers, blackberries, and cassis. Tannic, medium-bodied, and tightly-knit, with a long finish, potential buyers are forewarned that it will require considerable cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2009-2016.


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Vintage: 2000 07/07/2011

The Cabernet Sauvignon in 2002 and 2003 both mirror the Maya, with the 2003 more ruggedly constructed, slightly more tannic, and bigger, but without the charm and near-term appeal of the more flamboyant, extroverted, silky-textured 2002. Both wines are capable of lasting 15 years. with the 2002 being drinkable immediately and 2003 needing 3-4 years of bottle age.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 07/07/2011

(Barrel tasting) A ripe, grapey sample, offering pure currant and blackberry fruit and little in the way of oak at this stage. Tannins sneak up on the finish. Shows depth and complexity.


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Vintage: 2000 07/07/2011

(Barrel tasting) Elegant, with fine balance; pretty oak, but not too dominant, allowing the spicy currant, vanilla, blackberry and cedar notes plenty of room. Firmly tannic.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 07/07/2011

Impressive for its core of rich, chewy currant, blackberry, wild berry and cedary oak flavors. It packs a wallop, too, with its dense, chewy tannins, but on the finish the fruit pours through to reveal lots of depth and complexity. Best from 2006 through 2013.


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Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon ''Maya'' 2014"The 2014 Maya is powerful, compact and closed in on itself. That's not much of a surprise given the wine was just bottled a few months ago. Dark, powerful and intense, the 2014 offers plenty of energy, but is also holding back much of its potential at this stage. The blend is 75% Cabernet Sauvignon and 25% Cabernet Franc, which is to say more Cabernet than has been the norm in recent years. There is plenty of intensity to the pomegranate, plum, red cherry and blood orange flavors, but the wine needs time to come into its own."- Antonio Galloni,Vinous *(95+ Points)*

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