1996 Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley
720 Ratings
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720 Ratings
1996 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

A decreased berry set in May followedd by sunny days and warm July nights brought the smaller-than-average crop of 1996 to maturity in mid-September. Showing deep color, the wines are bold and concentrated, with supple texture, lush flavors, and a smooth, lingering finish.

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A decreased berry set in May followedd by sunny days and warm July nights brought the smaller-than-average crop of 1996 to maturity in mid-September. Showing deep color, the wines are bold and concentrated, with supple texture, lush flavors, and a smooth, lingering finish.

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    On the same meal, we opened a 1989 and a 1996 opus One The 1996 was more interesting and better than the 1989 which has started its decline. Honestly, this bottle should have been opened maybe 5 years earlier. We opened it in 2005.

    over 4 years
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    93 points

    almost 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1995 Vintage)
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 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."
  • 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