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1999 Dalla Valle "Maya" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1000376 97 points Jeb Dunnuck

Outer quote mark The 1999 Maya includes a big chunk of Cabernet Franc (45%) and is a richer, more layered wine compared to the Estate Cabernet. Beautiful red currants, cassis, dried earth, lead pencil, and an Haut Brion-like graphite and mineral component all flow to a full-bodied red that’s drinking spectacularly well today. As with the Estate Cabernet, I’d drink bottles over the coming decade, but it will evolve longer as well. Inner quote mark (1/2019)

97 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark The virtually perfect 1999 Maya is a wine of stupendous unctuosity, richness, fruit, and elegance. It is remarkable that the Cabernet Franc grown in these red volcanic soils can produce wines of such intensity as well as elegance. Notes of cassis, blueberries, blackberries, espresso, smoke, earth, and vanilla are offered in a full-bodied, profoundly concentrated and layered style. (RP) Inner quote mark (8/2002)

96 points Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

Outer quote mark \Crystallized black cherry, violet, bitter chocolate and espresso on the nose; conveys great ripeness but also outstanding vibrancy. A silky, densely packed wine of great concentration and depth. Extremely young but not hard. Offers great structure and breadth. Finishes with very smooth tannins and great building length. (ST) 96+ Inner quote mark (5/2002)

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