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448 Ratings
Opus One Red

Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Wine Description

Vintage 2001 produced small, concentrated berries and an excellent, unhurried harvest. The 2001 Opus One shows aromas of black currant, black cherry liqueur, plum, and fresh vanilla, with hints of graham cracker and black peppercorn. A supple, creamy entry is followed by intense flavors of ripe black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate, finishing with lingering black fruit and savory spice.

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    better than expected. good nose that started elegant but showed Bordeaux expressions 3 hours of breathing.

    almost 6 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 96, May/June 2001 Medium bright ruby. Slightly sauvage aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, meat, leather and black pepper. Stylish and sweet, with moderately dense, creamy flavors of raspberry, roast meat and tobacco. Rather sophisticated texture for California wine. I would have scored this wine higher were it not for its slightly drying tannins, which did not soften even as the middle palate grew increasingly ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1996 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 90, May/June 2000. Bright full ruby-red. Pungent black raspberry, leather, game, chocolate, espresso, pepper and fresh herbs. Juicy, bright and very concentrated, with crunchy currant, tobacco and dark chocolate flavors supported and amplified by a firm spine of acidity. Long on personality. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length.
  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage)