Opus Onewas founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Château MoutonRothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi.By combining the great winemakingtraditions and innovations of both families, the founders’ singular goal wasto create an exceptional winein the heart of Napa Valley.Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion.Dedicated to uncompromised quality, OpusOne’s sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for generations to come.
Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 77%, Petit Verdot 8%, Merlot 8%, Cabernet Franc 5%, and Malbec 2%
*Original wood case available upon request.
Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together. ~99JS
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One offers up bold, expressive black and blue fruits: warm black plums, black cherries, blackcurrants and wild blueberries with a beautiful undercurrent of lilacs, roses, fertile loam, underbrush and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly coiled spring ready to explode, with fantastic tension and wonderfully ripe, very fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a mineral lift. ~98WA
The 2016 Opus One is a wine of real breadth and power. Black cherry, plum, leather and spice flesh out effortlessly, but what stands out most is the wine's textural intensity and sheer power. Readers will have to wait a number of years until the 2016 is at its best, but it is clearly another in a line of gorgeous recent Opus Ones from Michael Silacci and his team. ~96+VM
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