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444 Ratings
Opus One Red

Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Wine Description

(2008 Vintage) Initial aromas of rose petals and spring flowers in the 2008 Opus One give way to cassis, cola and black cherry, with notes of marzipan and sandalwood. A satin texture enrobes the wine’s smooth, round tannins, its bright acidity supporting a juicy and elegant mouthfeel.

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    官能的なガーネット、ブルーベリー、バラの花びら、白いトリュフ、甘草とナツメグの香りなどがとても印象的なスタイルで、シルクを思わせるアタックと柔軟でありながらしっかりとした質感と果実味、酸とのバランスも見事で、また、カシス、ブラックオリーブ、木イチゴとダークチョコレートを思わせる長く官能的な余韻を呈する。

    almost 3 years
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    almost 3 years
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    still too young

    almost 7 years
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    92 vintage

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Wine Spectator
    (1995 Vintage)
  • 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."
  • 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.