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Date Printed: 9/23/2014
Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend 1997
Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend 1997
(search item no. 29053)
collectible wine

The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 95 points
PRICE ON 9/23/2014: $442.99

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
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
1994 The Wine Advocate rating: 99 points
1994 International Wine Cellar rating: 94 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:

Pure Maya! Sweet, ripe fruit and a full, round mouth feel. Big massive, muscular wine and still a bit closed. Pronounced fruit with mineral components. The wine is austere and has lots of sophistication. Less acid, more oak, and excellent tannin management.
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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).