Maya was destined to be a winemaker. In 1986, the year she was conceived, her parents, Naoko and Gustav, made their first vintage of estate-grown Cabernet Sauvignon. The following year—the year she was born—they planted Maya’s Vineyard, a 5-acre block of Cabernet Sauvignon that has become one of the most revered winegrowing sites in America. In 1992, this remarkable vineyard yielded a wine that would go on to earn Dalla Valle’s first perfect 100-point score from legendary critic Robert Parker. Growing up at Dalla Valle in the company of winemakers like Heidi Barrett, Tony Soter and Mia Klein infused Maya’s formative years with a sense of place and purpose that has come to define her adult life.
Aromas and flavors of candied cherries, currant, black tea andcardamom come to the surface of this youthful wine. The mid-palate impression is generous, structured, and round, with bright red fruit and Asian spice flavors lingering on a very long finish. This is a wine that, while accessible now, will absolutely age well.
Blend: 73% Cabernet Sauvignon, 23% Cabernet Franc
Supple and creamy, especially for the vintage, with rich, vivid blackberry, currant, cedar and loamy earth notes. The crushed rock minerality keeps the flavors in check on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon and Cabernet Franc. Drink now through 2024