Original
459 Ratings
Opus One Red

Wine Details

Vineyard

Opus One

Varietal

Red Blend

Style

Red

Wine Description

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.

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    Tried with James Suckling Jan 2011. Bordeaux Blend (77% Cab Sauvignon, 10% Merlot, also Cab Franc/Malbec). RP 93+. Very good structure and silky on the palate (excellent texture). Good balance and finish but felt there wasn't enough fruit (more floral)

    almost 7 years
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    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.

    about 5 years
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    A nice smooth finish on the palate. tasted in 2013 and it drinks much better compared to the 2009.

    about 5 years
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    poor bouquet. strong smoky flavor but otherwise unexceptional

    about 7 years
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    Sephra and I love it!

    over 6 years
Expert Reviews
  • Wine & Spirits
    Saturated deep ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and sexy smoky oak on the nose. Dense and sweet but firmly structured, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality giving the wine sappy lift. Pure, penetrating flavors of cassis, lead pencil and bitter chocolate, with a sexy oak quality that I can only describe as Mouton-like. This is still quite tightly wound and will need several years of bottle aging to soften up (it wonrsquo;t be released until the fall of this year). ldquo;The biggest change here has been our independence,rdquo; said winemaker Michael Silacci, who took over winemaking responsibilities with the 2004 vintage; previously former partners Mouton-Rothschild and Robert Mondavi were involved in crafting this wine.