1991 Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Magnum - 99 pts - 1500ml

1991 Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Magnum - 99 pts - 1500ml

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1991 Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Magnum - 99 Pts!

The estate wines produced by Dalla Valle Vineyards originates in specific vineyard blocks, imbuing each with a unique sense of place. There are three wines produced each year from the estate.

Collina Dalla Valle, translating from Italian to “Hill of the valley”, is the introductory wine into the brand. This red blend is created from the younger vines on the property and offers a more approachable profile in its youth.

Dalla Valle Cabernet Sauvignon was the first wine created from the estate in 1986. Always blended with a small fraction of Cabernet Franc, the Cabernet expresses the beauty of Dalla Valle Vineyards terroir.

Maya, named after founders Naoko and Gustav’s daughter, is a special blend of Maya’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon and our best selected blocks of Cabernet Franc.

MDV is a mailing list only wine that is produced only in exceptional years. It is a 100% Cabernet Sauvignon from Maya’s Vineyard, the base of Maya.


Product Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Dalla Valle
Color Red
Wine Type Table

Robert Parker

Rating 99 RP - The 1991 Maya made from equal proportions of Cabernet Franc and Cabernet Sauvignon has developed incredibly since I tasted it nearly a year ago and rated it 94. The wine is black/purple-colored and offers up a compelling bouquet of flowers minerals black fruits vanilla and spices. There is huge extraction of fruit full body outstanding purity and balance moderate tannin and a tremendous layered feel on the palate. All of this intensity and richness is brilliantly pulled off without any sense of heaviness. I can understand wanting to drink this wine immediately as it is an extraordinarily impressive young wine but it should be given another 4-6 years of cellaring it is a candidate for 25 years of aging. It is also a strong candidate for a three-digit score in a few years. This is a winemaking tour de force!Dalla Valle has propelled itself into the top echelon of California Cabernet Sauvignon and proprietary red wines. The owners Gustave and Naoko Dalla Valle are admirably supported by winemaker Heidi Barrett the wife of winemaker/proprietor Bo Barrett of Chateau Montelena. This team is producing awesomely concentrated wines from their 25-acre hillside vineyard overlooking the Napa Valley floor. There is no secret to their success. The wines are made from fully ripened fruit and are neither excessively processed nor handled. There are only 2000 cases of the Cabernet Sauvignon. The microscopic production of Dalla Valle's proprietary red wine Maya named after the proprietors' daughter usually contains between 45-55% Cabernet Franc. RP

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Winery Details

Varietal Proprietary Blend
Vintage 1991
Rating 99 RP
Bottle Size 1500 ml
Bottle Quantity 1
Country USA
Region California
Location North Coast
Producer Dalla Valle
Color Red
Wine Type Table

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