2013 ダラ・ヴァレ マヤ
元祖カリフォルニアのカルトワインのひとつ、ダラ・ヴァレ・ヴィンヤードのCabernet Sauvignon のあのMayaブロックからつくられたスペシャルボトリング、カベルネ･ソーヴィニヨン。
2013 ダラ・ヴァレ MDV
2013 Dalla Valle Vineyards MDV
This wine is a special bottling offered from a small number of barrels of the absolute best wine produced from the Maya Block of Cabernet Sauvignon on our estate. The wine that inspired us was a tiny bottling of the same wine produced in 1999, which was never released to the public. Tasting this wine after nearly 15 years in bottle, we were awed by its expression, power, and refined character. With the strength of the 2013 vintage, it was clear that we could again produce such a wine. For us, this is a wine that captures the essence of Napa Valley’s signature variety, grown in an area that is arguably its best match in the world. As the winemaking employed is rather simple, this wine is a testament to the power of the vineyard. It is a showstopper, remarkable in its density, opacity, and generosity. It puts forward all of the hallmark notes of this noble variety; black fruits, earth, menthol and flowers, within a solid framework of powerful but well burnished tannins. We will produce this wine only in exceptional vintages, and judging from the first bottling six, it should age beautifully for many years.
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The 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon MDV, named after Naoko Dalla Valle's daughter, Maya, emerges from the estate's best Cabernet Sauvignon blocks, those that have traditionally been used in the flagship Maya bottling. Over the last year, the MDV has developed into a much more refined wine than it was at the outset. Blood orange, star anise, mint and a host of spice notes give the 2013 a distinct, exotic edge that is impossible to miss. It will be fascinating to see where the MDV goes. Naoko Dalla Valle made a Cabernet Sauvignon from the Maya blocks once before, in 1999, for a charity auction lot. The wine was never sold commercially, but when I tasted it a few years ago, its place as one of the greatest wines ever made at the estate was evident. (AG) (12/2016)
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