1987 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley (half bottle)
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International Wine CellarRating: 88/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 104, September/October 2002 Bright red-ruby. Captivating aromas of currant, smoky French oak, coffee, game and animal fur. Sweet and meaty in the mouth, with lovely texture and suggestions of exotic spices. Opens out nicely on the back half in a way that few of these '87s do; has a mouthfeel I can only describe as claret-like. A firmly structured wine, with rich, evolved flavors. Finishes with broad, ripe tann...
Background1987 followed the same early budbreak pattern established in 1984. The growing season was dry, cool and moderately long. An earlier-than-normal harvest yielded clean, well-balanced fruit. Showing great structure, the wines are generous and intense.
Wine SpectatorRating: 96/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 02/29/00