1982 Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley
711 Ratings
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711 Ratings
1982 Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 1980 Vintage) Mature, with spicy black cherry and dried cherry accented by anise, herb and cedary notes, finishing complex, with firm tannins.

Winemaker's Notes

This bottle reveals a healthy deep ruby color, and an attractive light intensity nose of herbs and black-cherry fruit nicely complemented by subtle new oak. In the mouth, this is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with good structure, fine concentration, and an overall sense of balance and finesse

A wet winter and a warm spring produced perfect bloom and berry set and a record crop. Cabernet Sauvignon and related varietals weathered the mid-September rains quite well, producing full-bodied wines requiring a decade of bottle age.

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This bottle reveals a healthy deep ruby color, and an attractive light intensity nose of herbs and black-cherry fruit nicely complemented by subtle new oak. In the mouth, this is an elegant, medium-bodied wine with good structure, fine concentration, and an overall sense of balance and finesse

A wet winter and a warm spring produced perfect bloom and berry set and a record crop. Cabernet Sauvignon and related varietals weathered the mid-September rains quite well, producing full-bodied wines requiring a decade of bottle age.

Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 1998 Vintage) A very pleasant wine to be sure, this one wins the day with its ripe cherry and proper cassis aromas buttressed by pushy oak. A supple rounded entry leads to medium-depth, balanced, slightly tannin-toughened flavors, and, once again, oak accents fill out the small gaps in its young fruit. If rising above the vintage in both texture and continuity, and praiseworthy for those entirely significant accomplishments, it is nonetheless quite expensive for what it offers.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2000 Vintage)