2005 Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley
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731 Ratings
2005 Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley

Wine Description

(From 1993 Vintage) Deep garnet-brick colour. Fragrant aromas of dried cranberries, prunes, cinnamon and cumin giving way to subtler earthy notes of leather and tar. A lot of discernable fruit remains on the palate framed by crisp acidity and a medium level of grainy tannins. Very long, layered finish.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2009 Vintage) Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso. Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

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    Amazing!!!! Celebrated with this when my wife and I found out our twins on the way are... A boy and a girl! We have two wonderful girls already and found out our twins on the way will be a boy and a girl. Ok.. My wife didn't drink any of course, I drank it all to celebrate!

    4 months
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    A soft, creamy entry gives way to a concentrated mid-palate that expands in the mouth and lingers on the finish. Elements of cassis, toffee and cocoa round out the rich flavors of the wine. Intense fruit, bright acid and sturdy tannins promise resilience and longevity.

    over 4 years
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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。

    4 months
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    Dark crimson red. Big cherry, pepper, blueberry, black current, cherry. High tannin and medium acidity. Drank at 10 years.

    16 days
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    Click to add tasting notes

    4 months
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    One of my most favorite wines

    4 months
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    still too young

    over 4 years
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    92 vintage

    4 months
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    4 months
Expert Reviews
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  • 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
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines
    (From 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.