Dalla Valle Vineyards Maya Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley 1997

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  • Wine Advocate

    Robert Parker
    December 2000
    99 Close to perfection, the saturated blue/black-colored 1997 Maya exhibits complex aromatics of creme de cassis, smoke, spice box, iron, and espresso. The wine has a viscous texture, huge, concentrated, ripe fruit, remarkable body, and a seamless, multi-layered finish. The tannin, acidity, and alcohol are all beautifully integrated. This is profound stuff! Anticipated maturity: 2005-2030.
  • Wine Spectator

    James Laube
    Web Only - 2008
    98 Intense and tannic, with a dry, leathery streak to the currant, mint, sage and berry notes. Tight and firm, it hasn't softened much or gained much complexity. Yet it's not tired. Tannins are the big issue. Two other bottles were unimpressive. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot.--'97 California Cabernet retrospective. Drink now through 2011. 500 cases made.
  • International Wine Cellar

    Stephen Tanzer
    May 2000
    95+ Saturated full ruby. Explosive aromas of blackberry, black cherry, bitter chocolate, camphor, black licorice and violet. Extremely dense and thick without being heavy. Superb flavor intensity and depth. The thoroughly ripe tannins coat the entire palate. The slow-mounting, extremely long finish offers wonderful grip and vibrancy. A great vintage for Maya.