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Maya – Dalla Valle Vineyards 2017

Napa Valley, USA


Only 1 left in stock

    JD 97 VAG 96 JR 16/20 JLWC 98
    RPWA 97 JS 97 WS 94

Grape Variety
67% Cabernet Sauvignon and 33% Cabernet Franc


Winemaker’s Notes:
Dalla Valle Vineyards sits among the most revered, influential, and coveted wine names in the world. Founded by Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle, for over 30 years now they have firmly established themselves as one of the greatest cult wines (and one of the first in Napa Valley) as well as being a launch pad for some of the most celebrated winemakers in the valley including Heidi Barrett, Mia Klein, Philippe Melka, and Andy Erickson, working alongside globe-trotting, winemaking guru, Michel Rolland. This iconic estate’s vineyards are planted high in the red soils of Oakville, on the eastern hillsides of the Vaca Mountains. With Rudd Estate, Screaming Eagle, Joseph Phelps’s Backus Vineyard, and Peter Michael’s Au Paradis Vineyard, there is no denying that this special corridor of Oakville is destined for creating nothing below exceptional wines. The soils at Dalla Valle have a distinct, deep shade of red and are iron-rich, rocky, and volcanic. The convergence of these soils with west-facing, sun exposing vineyards planted on hillsides, and a cooling marine influence makes for a wine with intensely concentrated aromatics and phenolics, pronounced minerality, lifting acidity, and boundless intensity.


  • 97 Jeb Dunnuck

    The tiny production 2017 Cabernet Sauvignon Maya is another thrilling wine. It offers a full-bodied, concentrated, yet sensationally elegant style as well as fab notes of crème de cassis, chocolate, graphite, and scorched earth. It’s a primordial example of this cuvée that has ripe tannins, a stacked mid-palate, and a great, great finish.” (January, 2020)

  • 96 Vinous - Antonio Galloni

    ” The 2017 Maya is not only gorgeous, it also appears to have handled the rigors of the growing season more successfully than the others. Ripe red cherry and plum fruit, blood orange, pomegranate, mint and spice all build as this racy, sumptuous wine shows off its considerable allure. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc are just magic here” (AG) (January, 2020)

  • 16/20 Jancis Robinson

    “Very deep purple-black in color, it opens with profound earthy notions of truffles over a core of Black Forest cake, black raspberries, blueberry compote plus touches of roses. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is solidly structured with firm, fine-grained tannins and wonderful freshness lifting the multilayered blue and black fruits with a long, perfumed finish. Stunning.” (LPB) (October, 2019)

  • 98 Jeff Leve, Wine Cellar Insider
  • 97 Robert Parker - Wine Advocate
  • 97 James Suckling
  • 94 Wine Spectator

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