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Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 1993 Vintage) Deep garnet-brick colour. Fragrant aromas of dried cranberries, prunes, cinnamon and cumin giving way to subtler earthy notes of leather and tar. A lot of discernable fruit remains on the palate framed by crisp acidity and a medium level of grainy tannins. Very long, layered finish.

Winemaker's Notes

One of the earliest harvests in Napa Valley history. A very mild winter with lower-than-average rainfall gave way to early budbreak and hot weather in June. The wines produced are lean, elegant and quite long-lived.

The 1981 growing year produced one of the earliest harvests in Napa Valley history. A very mild winter with lower-than-average rainfall gave way to early bud break and hot weather in June. The 1981 Opus One is elegant and moderately long-lived.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2000 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1984 Vintage) Rating: 77/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 1984 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 94.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator