(2006 Vintage) The vintage of 2006 saw the lowest average maximum temperature in twenty-five growing seasons. A saturated black-purple, the 2006 Opus One shows aromas of fresh cut roses, licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry pie, smoked bacon and sassafras. Simultaneously silky and dense on the palate, this unfined wine offers flavors of cassis, espresso and zesty black cherry with a persistently smooth yet expansive finish.
진하고 검붉은 하지만 맑고 반짝이는 루비빛 색깔만으로도 아직 나 너무 어리다고 알려줌 쓰디쓴 한약맛. 강한 탄닌 제대로 디캔팅이 안되어 주체가 안되는 맛. 이 좋은 와인을 ㅠㅠ 30분이상 잔브리딩하니 미미하게 탄닌감이 둥글해져 목넘김이 그런데로 괜챦아 지지만 오퍼스원의 제대로된 강건함은 느끼기 어려움. 최소 10년은 지나야 제대로된 부케와 아로마를 느낄 수 있을 듯.
A nice smooth finish on the palate. tasted in 2013 and it drinks much better compared to the 2009.
poor bouquet. strong smoky flavor but otherwise unexceptional
Sephra and I love it!
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."
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.
Wine Spectator(1984 Vintage) Rating: 77/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 01/01/04.
Wine Advocate(1984 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 94.