2008 Dalla Valle Vineyards Maya [RP-96pts]


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Ratings & Tasting Notes:

96 points James Suckling

This is where I thought this famous Cab would be. Sublime aromas of milk chocolate, ripe blackberries and sweet spices. Notes of tobacco too. It’s full and rich with firm tannins that turn velvety at the end. Long finish. Made for aging. (6/2011)

96 points Wine Advocate

The 2008 Maya boasts an inky/blue/purple color as well as a sumptuous bouquet of blue, black and red fruits, crushed rock, spice box, licorice and subtle wood. Full-bodied, multilayered, pure and deep, this is a striking, seamless wine with flawless balance and great concentration as well as length. Multiple dimensions, incremental richness and a 45-second finish suggest this beauty is one of the top wines of the vintage. (RP) (12/2010)

95 points Vinous

Dark red. Alluring aromas of currant, plum, truffle and sexy oak spices are lifted by a note of cocoa powder. Plush, wonderfully dense wine with a youthfully restrained sweetness and serious spine. Less expressive today than the basic Napa Valley bottling, conveying a strong impression of medicinal reserve and subtle inner-mouth floral lift. A beautifully balanced blend but still needs another five or six years to blossom fully in bottle. Great potential. (ST) (5/2018)

Bottle Size:

750 mL

Storage History:

Always stored in a climate controlled cellar.