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Opus One

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97 Points - The Wine Advocate

"The 2013 Opus One, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, is a beauty. Velvety textured, without a had edge to be found, notes of crème de cassis, blueberry, subtle wood and floral notes gently rise from the wine’s dense purple color. Beautifully full-bodied and extraordinarily elegant and pure, this is certainly one of their great achievements over the last 37 years. The wine has an exquisite finish and can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30 years." - Robert Parker

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  • Opus One

    Opus One

    Onshore Cellars - ICONIC Producer

    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