The wines listed below are a sample of the over 3,000 wines offered.
Reflecting On Having Tasted This Back ...
In April of 2022 at the Grand Taste Of Oakville, what a great treat it was to be on the cutting edge
~ In Real Wine Time ~
Such a great vintage coupled with classic Oakville winemaking at its continued best! (( Do Not Miss Out ))
Ships Mid October
~ The Wine Lab
98+ Points The Wine Advocate
2019 DALLA VALLE
Cabernet Sauvignon, Oakville
Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Cabernet Sauvignon Estate needs a lot of swirling and coaxing to unlock notions of blackcurrant pastilles, warm black plums and mulberries, plus hints of black olives, tilled soil, mossy tree bark and violets with emerging baker's chocolate and star anise hints. Full-bodied, rich, concentrated and with impeccable poise, it has beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and just enough freshness, finishing epically long and earthy.
THIRTY-ONE YEARS AFTER THEIR INITIAL PERFECT SCORE
Key observation moving forward, the brands that own and control their own vineyard(s) and farming practices are the ones that will lead the revolution of quality as we head into the age of artistry in winemaking. Several newer producers that are surging higher than ever or the classics that have maintained their quality will be at the forefront. When others are worried about the new demographic, legendary vision, and history will always maintain their timeless appeal.
~ The Wine Lab
PROPRIETARY RED WINE
100 Points The Wine Advocate
As fans know, Maya comes from a very special section of the estate vineyard, situated in the valley's eastern foothills, below Pritchard Hill and in the above the Oakville floor, overlooking Screaming Eagle. The blend is two-thirds Cabernet Sauvignon and one-third Cabernet Franc. Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Maya slowly unfurls to reveal a firework display of redcurrant preserves, kirsch, boysenberries and wild blueberries, followed by iron ore, red roses, cardamom, fallen leaves and crushed rocks, with a waft of pencil shavings. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is stunningly graceful and refined, featuring exhilarating mineral sparks among the red and black fruits, finishing with so much brightness and energy. Breathtaking!
100 Points Jeb Dunnuck
One of the finest wines in the vintage is the 2019 Maya Proprietary Red Wine, and red wine doesn’t get any better. The usual blend of 60% Cabernet Sauvignon and 40% Cabernet Franc, its deep purple hue is followed by an incredible bouquet of blackcurrants, tobacco, dark chocolate, and crushed stone, which turns more floral, pretty, and complex with time in the glass. Full-bodied on the palate, it marries a rare sense of elegance and finesse with incredible intensity. It’s impossible to resist today yet merits at least 5-7 years of bottle age, and I have no doubt this beauty will still be enjoyable at age 50. Bravo!
OAKVILLE IS SYNONYMOUS WITH SHOW-STOPPING, TREND-SETTING WINES THAT INSPIRE INTRIGUE!
The 2019 rendition has been crafted to illustrate the vivacity of legendary winemaking and the most premium of premium fruit source combinations available.
Each bottle is etched and numbered, the Cuvee possesses a unique tapestry of Oakville's finest vineyards.
Wine is ART, imagine having the freedom to blend as you wish and craft a super blend that has no parallel. As the founding member of the Wine Lab, I would love to take part in such an illustrative construction of greatness!
~ The Wine Lab
The 2019 Cuvée announces itself with vibrant aromas that immediately engage and invite you to experience more. The nose offers depth, with brown spice and toasted almonds, yet it is also beautifully floral, redolent with violets and red cassis tones that are fresh and exhilarating. The wine is velvet on the palate, with both bright red and dark fruits that spill over the solid tannin structure, bringing forth plums, cherries, cassis and huckleberry. This wine is drinking beautifully now and decanting further enhances the gorgeous aromas and opens the wine to greater complexity.
Located west of the town of Oakville at the base of the Mayacamas Mountains. Part of the historic To-Kalon Vineyard. Farmed Organically by Graeme Macdonald. The vines are head-trained and 47 years old. This Cabernet Sauvignon was natively fermented in stainless steel, and aged for 20 months in 65% new French oak.