Robert Parker 98 Points “This a very decadent expression of Opus One with a provocatively effortless harmoniousness that is truly difficult to resist.”
Jancis Robinson 18/20“Still quite crimson. Tense nose promises much. Very polished and suave. Very fresh and racy.“
STORY BEHIND THIS WINE
Opus One was established in Oakville, California, in 1978. ... founded as a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi to create a single Bordeaux style blend based upon Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon. A benchmark World Class red of superlative quality, depth and reputation.
Very deep purple-black, the nose exhibits chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, blueberry compote and licorice with touches of tobacco, cedarwood, Sichuan pepper, eucalyptus and violets. Full-bodied, super concentrated and packed with black and blue fruits, the palate is built like a brick house with firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and perfumed.