The 2019 Vintage Marks the Second Release from the Collaboration Between the Two Iconic Estates
Napa Valley, CA (November 15, 2022) –Acclaimed wineries Dalla Valle Vineyards of Napa Valley and Ornellaia of Tuscany announced today the second release from their collection DVO, the 2019 vintage. DVO 2019 will arrive in the US market this month. Blending together traditions from both estates, the 2019 vintage expresses the storied wineries passion for expressiveness and uncompromising quality. A red wine based on Cabernet Sauvignon, with a 15% influence of Cabernet Franc, DVO is a wine characterized by energy and vibrancy.
The 2019 vintage highlights the rich terroir of Napa Valley with inspiration from Italy. It exhibits a progression of black and red currents, violet and cassis. The small influence of Cabernet Franc seamlessly ties together the blend with baking spices and crushed summer herbs. Velvety and polished tannins give the wine a prolonged and elegant finish. Aged for 22 months in a French Oak Barrel, the 2019 DVO is distinctive and authentic to both wineries.
“The 2018 vintage was a tough act to follow,” says Maya Dalla Valle, second-generation winemaker of Dalla Valle Vineyards who oversees the day-to-day operations of DVO. “The 2019 vintage stands out as another classic yet modern Napa Valley vintage, balancing the expressiveness of Napa through a European lens. This has been and will always be the goal with DVO, to continue our core value of farming first, while honoring our Italian ties.”
Conceptualized by second-generation winemaker Maya Dalla Valle and founder and proprietor Naoko Dalla Valle, alongside winemaker Axel Heinz and CEO Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja of Ornellaia, DVO was created around the simple idea of taking the essence of two great estates and creating a singular wine.
“With DVO, we are creating wine representative of the legacy and expertise of our estates, while also celebrating what’s to come for Dalla Valle Vineyards and Ornellaia,” says Axel Heinz. “The 2019 vintage is a perfect example of this. Marrying the past with the future to create a vintage to remember.”
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ABOUT DALLA VALLE VINEYARDS
Founded in 1986, Dalla Valle Vineyards one of world’s most celebrated wine estates located in Napa Valley’s famed eastern hillsides of Oakville. This preeminent multigeneration family-run winery has earned acclaim for producing wines of extraordinary character and complexity, vintage after vintage. Today, Dalla Valle is guided by the mother-and-daughter team of Naoko and Maya Dalla Valle, who steward every aspect of the viticulture and winemaking with a level of meticulous care and detail reserved for the great First Growths, to ensure Dalla Valle continues to thrive for generations to come.
The name Ornellaia is synonymous with fine winemaking and an authentic expression of the beauty of Tuscany. The estate is situated on the Tuscan coastline, a short distance from the medieval town of Bolgheri and the iconic cypress-lined avenue. Ornellaia Bolgheri DOC Superiore is the estate’s top wine, followed by Le Serre Nuove dell’Ornellaia, Le Volte dell’Ornellaia and the whites Ornellaia Bianco and Poggio alle Gazze dell’Ornellaia. In little over thirty years (the first vintage of Ornellaia was in 1985), the team’s dedication accompanied by optimal geological and microclimate has resulted in critical acclaim and public success within Italy and internationally.