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456 Ratings
Opus One Red Napa Valley

Wine Description

The Opus One offers splendid aromas of blueberry, cassis, and blackberries. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit. Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate.

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    Outstanding wine

    11 months
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    Blackberries Expresso and chocolate Rose petals Super long finish

    about 2 years
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    Goes down nice and smooth. Pairs well with Gruyere cheese

    over 5 years
Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by The Wine Advocate in Issue 132
  • International Wine Cellar
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by International Wine Cellar in Issue 96, May/June 2001 Medium bright ruby. Slightly sauvage aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, meat, leather and black pepper. Stylish and sweet, with moderately dense, creamy flavors of raspberry, roast meat and tobacco. Rather sophisticated texture for California wine. I would have scored this wine higher were it not for its slightly drying tannins, which did not soften even as the middle palate grew increasingly ...
  • Wine Spectator
    (1997 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator
  • 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."