Dalla Valle Maya Proprietary Red Oakville 2018
An alluring biodynamic red blend offering a captivating palate of dark fruit, mocha, and savory spices. This wine complements dishes like braised beef short ribs or a decadent chocolate dessert. Robert Parker (Wine Advocate) - The very deep garnet-purple colored 2018 Maya is shy and restrained to begin. With swirling, it begins to reveal beguiling notes of fragrant earth, lavender, garrigue and Sichuan pepper, giving way to a core of wild blueberries, boysenberries, black raspberries and black currants plus a hint of iron ore. The palate is full-bodied, revealing itself in slow-releasing layers of black and blue fruits with exhilarating earth and mineral sparks, framed by firm, beautifully ripe tannins and bold freshness, finishing on a persistent ferrous note. As cerebral as it is downright hedonic, this Maya is simply jaw-dropping.