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484 Ratings
Opus One Red
$242.99 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1988 Vintage) Erratic temperatures throughout the first few months of the season caused some shatter in the grape flowers and uneven rates of maturation. The resulting smaller crop and smaller berry size yielded tannic, full-bodied wines of significant potential.

Expert Reviews
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  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Robert Parker
    (2000 Vintage)
  • Robert Parker
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132