When two iconic winemakers get together to produce something of their own, there is no hesitation it will be nothing short of incredible.Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi combined their knowledge and skills and created Opus One, one of California’s most high profile wines.
“Wine to me is passion. It’s family and friends. It’s warmth of heart and generosity of spirit.”Robert Mondavi
They set out to create a single wine dedicated to the pursuit of uncompromising quality.Opus One is a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot and is aged for 18 months in French barrels (100% new) and then another 18 months in bottle before it is released. The first vintage was in 1979.
"The standard is not to be excellent here, it is to be perfect.” Former Winemaker, Tim Mondavi
In 2004, David Pearson was named CEO of Opus One, and Michael Silacci was the first to assume full responsibility for viticulture and winemaking.
“Opus One is, in fact, a special place where we continue to feel the passion, drive and inspiration of our founders, Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. What makes it so special are the people – cliché to be sure, but in this case the absolute truth. I am most proud of having the chance to work with them.”David Pearson, CEO