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Date Printed: 12/21/2014
Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend 1998
Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Blend 1998
(search item no. 122037)
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The Wine Advocate rating: 95 points
International Wine Cellar rating: 93 points
PRICE ON 12/21/2014: $299.00

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2010 The Wine Advocate rating: 98 points
2010 International Wine Cellar rating: 96 points
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
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
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

Winemaker's Notes:

This wine has a deep, opaque black/purple color. Intense floral characters of violets and jasmine, along with blackcurrant, high-toned mint, and sandalwood aromas, can be attributed to the exceptional Cabernet Franc (45%) in '98. There are also jammy raspberries, dried cherries, forest floor, cedar, caramel, and dark chocolate. Aromatics are mirrored in the flavors in the mouth, along with an earthy, mineral tone. The chewy, sappy texture lingers with the long length of flavors.
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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).