(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.
(From 2003 Vintage) The harvest of 2003 began on September 17th and concluded on November 2nd, the day before the start of heavy autumn rains. A moderately deep garnet, the 2003 Opus One offers aromas of blackberry, plum, hazelnut, graphite, olive oil, cocoa and dried cherries. The wine presents a soft, rich entry; nuances of dark chocolate, black licorice and herbs linger on the finish.
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still too young
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.
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 1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132