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490 Ratings
Opus One Red
$242.99 USD
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Style

Red

Wine Description

(1989 Vintage) Normal weather patterns prevailed during the long, cool growing season which produced typical crop levels. Unseasonably cool weather – which included late September and October rains – delayed the harvest, producing lower sugars and lean, vigorous wines.

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    Drank at the same time as an Opus One 1989. The 1996 was superior to the 1989 who had started its decline. We completed this meal with a Bel Air Bordeaux who was not at par with the two Opus One we had opened.

    almost 2 years
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