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2014 Dalla Valle "Maya" Napa Valley Bordeaux Blend

SKU #1351441 96 points Decanter

Outer quote mark Smoldering aromas of vanilla bean, roasted bell peppers and cassis purée. Voluptuous and grippy on the palate, with flavors of chocolate-covered-plums, graphite and dried herbs. Balances a dense, fruit-driven core with deft seriousness. Just beginning to soften, this is a showstopper in the making and should age wonderfully. (ML) Inner quote mark (3/2021)

95 points Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Outer quote mark Finishing at 14.6% alcohol, this wine (generally a blend of about 60% Cabernet Franc and the rest Cabernet Sauvignon) has incredibly gorgeous aromatics of black and blue fruits, forest floor, violets, and an almost Graves-like, scorched earth, gravelly nuance. The wine hits the palate with a full-bodied richness and terrific harmony among its structural elements such as alcohol, acidity, tannin and wood, with moderately sweet tannins in the finish. It is a good 30- to 35-year wine, as most Mayas have tended to be, and is impressive and surprisingly structured for a 2014. (RP) 95+ Inner quote mark (10/2016)

95 points Vinous

Outer quote mark 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. (AG) 95+ Inner quote mark (12/2016)


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