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Date Printed: 8/23/2014
Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend 1994
Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend 1994
(search item no. 118098)
collectible wine
has fluid
has fluid 360

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 94 points
PRICE ON 8/23/2014: $599.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2002 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
2001 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2001 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
2000 Wine Spectator rating: 94 points
2000 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
2000 The Wine Advocate rating: 91 points
1999 The Wine Advocate rating: 97 points
1999 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1999 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1998 The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
1998 International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
1998 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1997 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1997 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1996 The Wine Advocate rating: 96 points
1996 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1996 Wine Spectator rating: 92 points
1995 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1995 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1995 International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
1993 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
1993 Wine Spectator rating: 93 points
1992 The Wine Advocate rating: 100 points
1991 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1991 Wine Spectator rating: 95 points
1991 International Wine Cellar rating: 92 points
1989 Wine Spectator rating: 90 points

Winemaker's Notes:

Dense garnet to violet, viscous mouth feel. Bright ripe fruit, beautiful floral and intense dark fruit aromas that are expansive in the mouth and evocative of sweet violets, raspberries, blackberries and some woodsy notes. The wine is rich and dense with an excellent balance of black fruit to tannins. Completely balanced. Overall impression is of lots of fruit and lots of tannins with lots of layers and depths. Unified and seamless, elixir like.
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About Dalla Valle:

In 1983, Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle began planting vines on the hillside of Oakville, overlooking Napa valley. Their vineyards produce excellent quality grapes, resulting in wines of great intensity, complexity and balance. Gustav passed away in 1995 and Naoko Dalla Valle continues the legacy of Dalla Valle wines. Dalla Valle Vineyards produces three wines: Maya (55% Cabernet Sauvignon and 45% Cabernet Franc), Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon and Pietre Rosse (100% Sangiovese).