Original
500 Ratings
Opus One Red
$132.99 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1986 Vintage) In 1986, another early bud break led to an even longer growing season than the previous year. Softer, more delicate fruit flavors resulted, with ideal levels of sugar and acid. Wines are harmonious, exquisite, and long-lived.

Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage) "A shade more elegant and refined than the '94, yet sharing the delicious range of flavors, with bright black cherry, plum and floral notes. Turns smooth and polished.--Opus One vertical. Best from 2003 through 2014. 30,000 cases made."
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (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.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1984 Vintage) Rating: 77/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.
  • Wine Advocate
    (1984 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 94.