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2020 Dvo Napa Valley RedBlend from United States

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  • 97 Decanter
  • 96+ Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
  • 95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com
  • 95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com
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About

Ratings:

97

A collaboration project between Dalla Valle Vineyards of Napa Valley and Ornellaia of Tuscany. This is the third release, and despite the challenging vintage, winemaker Maya Dalla Valle and founder and proprietor Naoko Dalla Valle, along with winemaker Axel Heinz and CEO Giovanni Geddes da Filicaja of Ornellaia have produced one of the standout wines of the vintage. Effusive blackberry aromas are intermixed with graphite, cassis, liquorice, toasty cedar wood and tanned leather. This is a seamless wine with superb structure, freshness, and depth of character. Medium to full-bodied with rich dark cassis, loamy earth, elegant, fine-grained tannins, dusted wild herbs, brown spices, and a fabulously long mocha-tinged finish. It almost defies gravity—dense and powerful, yet with a tremendous lightness of energy. Sold in 3-pack wooden boxes.

96+ Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Loaded with scents of blueberries, black cherries and cassis underpinned by a framework of cedary oak, DVO's 2020 Red Wine is a 300-case blend of 92% Cabernet Sauvignon and 8% Merlot aged 23 months in 60% new French oak. Full-bodied without being overly high octane, it shows admirable suppleness and ripe tannins. A blend of fruit from Oakville and Coombsville, it's almost creamy-rich in texture on the palate, then lingers elegantly on the lengthy finish. Nicely done!

95 Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

Coming from a collaboration between the team at Dalla Valle and Ornellaia in Italy, the 2020 Cabernet Sauvignon is mostly Cabernet Sauvignon yet includes 7% Merlot, and this cuvée is sourced from throughout the valley. It's a brilliant 2020 that I'd be happy to drink. Cassis, darker currants, spicy wood, and chocolate all define the aromatics, and it has terrific purity and elegance. Full-bodied, concentrated, and textured, it has some building tannins that warrant short-term cellaring, but it should have two decades of longevity.

95 James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

A very fine-tannined red with blackcurrants, blueberries and lead-pencil shavings. Medium to full body, silky tannins and a fresh, flavorful finish. Lovely now and can age in the future. Joint venture wine from Tuscany’s Ornellaia and Napa’s Dalla Valle. Drink or hold.

Product Detail

Item # 138116
Country United States
Region California
Sub-Region Napa
Ratings

97 - Decanter

96+ - Joe Czerwinski - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

95 - Jeb Dunnuck - jebdunnuck.com

95 - James Suckling - Jamessuckling.com

Vintage 2020
Color Red
ABV N/A
Varietal(s) Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot
Size 750mL
Closure Cork
Features
Taste currant, blackberry, cherry, bell pepper, olive, asparagus, spice, ginger, oak, vanilla, black cherry, plum, smoke, toast and tar
Nose currant, blackberry, cherry, cedar, cigar box, violet, rose, truffle, earth, coffee and leather