2020 Dalla Valle Maya

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Dalla Valle
Vintage 2020
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon Malbec Merlot Petit Verdot
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2025 - 2055
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Founded in 1982 by Naoko and Gustav Dalla Valle, the winery is located approximately 800 feet above the Silverado Trail and offers excellent views of the landscape. Napa Valley people in the early 1980s were amazed by Naoko's visionary idea to plant the vines against the hills. Today, some of California's best wines are produced here. As early as 1992, Dalla Valle's Cabernet Sauvignon received 100 Parker points. It was the second California wine to receive this perfect score.

2020 was a remarkable year for winemaking in Napa Valley. The growing season started with dry conditions and a relatively warm spring with rapid growth. Summer slowed down with classic cool Napa nights and warm days. August accelerated ripening, leading to an early harvest. The grapes were carefully sorted, destemmed and slowly fermented, until they were finally aged for more than two years in the finest French wooden barrels. The Maya 2020 exudes confidence and elegance from the first sip. It is a classic Mayan blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, the core comes from “Maya's Vineyard” Cabernet Sauvignon, always blended with carefully chosen Cabernet Franc to harmonize and boost the energetic qualities of the Cabernet Sauvignon. An exquisite symphony of incense, cloves and cedar initially jump from the glass, followed by subtle fruit notes of cherries and blueberries in the nose. The classic silky soft but firm tannins leave a long aftertaste.

Vineyard for 2020 Dalla Valle Maya

Founded in 1982 by Naoko and Gustav Dalla Valle, the winery sits about 800 feet above the Silverado Trail and offers excellent views of the landscape. In the early 1980s, people in the Napa Valley were amazed by Naoko's visionary idea of placing the vines against the hills. Today, some of California's finest wines are produced here. Already in 1992, Dalla Valle's cabernet sauvignon received 100 Parker points. It was the second California wine to receive this perfect score.

Naoko Dalla Valle comes from a Japanese dynasty of sake producers, but became more interested in the local wines in California. Since her husband's untimely death in 1995, she has led Dalla Valle alone. She has since taken it to the top of the Napa Valley. She is supported by winemaker Andy Erickson, consulting oenologist Michel Rolland and also her daughter Maya, who for a long time wanted nothing to do with the winery. After Maya had studied in Washington, she decided to pay a visit to Michel Rolland in Bordeaux. Ornellaia, Pétrus and Château Latour followed. "Now she's overqualified," her mother says with a wink. Maya is interested in the biodynamics she learned during her travels. In Dalla Valle, biodynamic work has been going on for a long time. In addition to barrels from the best cooperages, the cellar also contains clay amphorae, such as those at Pontet-Canet in Bordeaux, where biodynamic work has also been carried out for a long time.

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Icons Icon USA
Winery Dalla Valle
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2020
Drinking as of 2025
Drinking till 2055
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
Parker rating 97
James Suckling rating 96
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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