Dalla Valle Vineyards, Maya 2018

Dalla Valle Vineyards, Maya 2018

Takes hold of you from the first moment – I love the way the Cabernet Franc fragrance fills the palate of the wine. It’s brilliant, full of life, with the most delicious balance between fruits, spice, acidity and tannins. A slow, steady build through the palate, with juicy blueberry and raspberry fruits. Well balanced, the sense of vivacity doesn’t let up – really great stuff. Unfiltered, natural yeast fermentation, organic and biodynamic farming. 100% new oak but you really don’t feel it – ditto for the relatively high alcohols, although be aware of them before choosing when to drink. Eight-and-a-half hectares, located in Oakville on the foothills of eastern side.

Score

Wine Details

Colour

Red

Wine Style

Still

Grape Varieties

Cabernet Sauvignon (60%), Cabernet Franc (40%)

Alcohol

15.5%

Bottle size

750ml

Drink dates

2024 - 2040

Origin

Country

USA

Region

California

Tasting Information

Blind

No

Tasted by

Jane Anson

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