The 2012 Maya is powerful, dense, but beautifully balanced and precise. Each of the varieties delivers its best attributes—dark brambly fruit and a silky, expansive palate impression from the cabernet sauvignon, and exotic spice notes and power from the cabernet franc. It is exciting to see such intensity and balance together in one package. The wine certainly benefits from decanting in its current youthful state, but should continue to open and develop over the years in the bottle. This vintage of Maya will certainly age nicely for decades to come.
Dalla Valle Vineyards overlooks the Napa Valley floor from a hillside terrace 400 feet above the Silverado Trail in Oakville. Since Gustav and Naoko Dalla Valle purchased the property in 1982 and began planting vines, this exceptional acreage has continually distinguished itself as the ideal site for producing some of the world's finest wines, thanks to the perfect convergence of lingering sunlight, cooling marine influence, and red volcanic soil.