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Opus One Red Wine Napa Valley
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Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Style

Red

Wine Description

(From 2012 Vintage) Fresh aromas of bright red fruits and fresh bay leaf give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine’s round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherries with a touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

Winemaker's Notes

(From 2012 Vintage) The 2012 Opus One effuses fresh dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine's round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis,blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a long lingering finish, with lively acidity and a sturdy structure at the close.

Blend: Cabernet Sauvignon 79%, Cabernet Franc 7%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 6% and Malbec 2%

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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。

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    still too young

    almost 6 years
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    92 vintage

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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."
  • Robert Parker
    (From 2000 Vintage)
  • 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.
  • Robert Parker
    (From 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132