The excitement of the early-2024 releases continues with a new vintage of THE modern Napa icon: DVO Napa Valley 2020, from the legendary Dalla Valle and Ornellaia Estates in Napa and Tuscany, respectively.

A combination of history, innovation, and masterful winemaking have seen DVO firmly establish a ‘Cult’ status among the world’s collectors, and it has quickly taken its position on the most exclusive restaurant wine lists. This is the third vintage crafted by Maya Dalla Valle and Axel Heinz, and for us it’s the most expressive, tantalising release to date.

There’s a palpable energy to the 2020, driven by the three exceptional vineyards hand-picked by this dynamic duo: Vine Hill Ranch in the southwest corner of Oakville brings intensity and depth; Oakville Ranch in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains, just above Dalle Valle in eastern Oakville, lends structure and concentration; Farella in cool-climate Coombsville adds elegance and finesse.

This is a DVO that was hard to put down when we tried it with Maya last Autumn, and it has everything in place to cruise along beautifully for another 15+ years with ease. The one caveat is a low production, with a mere 300 cases produced in 2020 and a scant 180 BOTTLES for the UK! It’s with this in mind I’m delighted to present your Priority Allocation ahead of our official UK release next week, so continue to build your collection of this rare Napa treasure.

There's also a chance to snap up one of the last cases of DVO 2019, which are immediately available. Whether you're adding to your current collection, or looking to begin your DVO vertical, this is an essential vintage to have in your cellar.

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2020 Dalla Valle & Ornellaia, DVO, Napa Valley 3x75cl

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Blend: 92% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Merlot Vintage production: 300 cases A combination of history, innovation, and masterful winemaking have seen DVO firmly establish a ‘Cult’ status among the... world’s collectors and has quickly taken its position on the most exclusive restaurant wine lists. This is the third vintage crafted by Maya Dalla Valle and Axel Heinz, and for us it’s the most expressive, tantalising release to date. There’s a palpable energy to the 2020, driven by the three exceptional vineyards hand-picked by this dynamic duo: Vine Hill Ranch in the southwest corner of Oakville brings intensity and depth; Oakville Ranch in the foothills of the Vaca Mountains in eastern Oakville lends structure and concentration; Farella in cool-climate Coombsville adds elegance and finesse. This is a DVO that was hard to put down when we tried it with Maya last Autumn (2023), and it has everything in place to cruise along beautifully for another 15+ years with ease.
£720 / Case£240 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £873.61 / Case, £291.20 / BottleAvailability: Future ArrivalPlease contact us to know more

2019 Dalla Valle & Ornellaia, DVO, Napa Valley 3x75cl

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Blend: 85% Cabernet Sauvignon, 15% Cabernet Franc Vintage production: 550 cases DVO Napa Valley, the joint-venture between Dalla Valle Vineyards and Ornellaia, has firmly established its ‘Cult’... status among the world’s collectors, and has quickly taken its position on the most exclusive restaurant wine lists. Winemakers Maya Dalla Valle & Axel Heinz have crafted two of the most celebrated wines in the world - Maya and Masseto. Given the Elite status these two wines command, DVO is on the path to join them. Their shared passion and skill are on display in full glory with DVO, and they went to extraordinary lengths to pick three first-class vineyards in the Oakville, Coombsville and Mount Veeder AVAs. Each brings a distinctive character to the Cabernet Sauvignon-based blend, and stylistically it is unlike anything else we’ve tasted from Napa. As Perrotti-Brown says: “Draped in flamboyant drama, this is a very different, very exciting new face of Napa Valley!”
£790 / Case£263.33 / BottleDuty Status: In Bond ⋅ Price incl. of Duty & VAT: £959.45 / Case, £319.82 / BottleAvailability: Immediate ⋅ ETA to UK address: 2-4 days