Opus One

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Opus One - 2018 - 75cl - Onshore Cellars

Opus One

99 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
98 points - The Wine Advocate
97 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
93 points - The Wine Advocate
95 points - The Wine Advocate
96 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
94 points - The Wine Advocate
84 points - The Wine Advocate
84 points - The Wine Advocate
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Winemaker Michael Silacci commented that usually the blends are finished in January or February after the vintage. This year, with the 2019s, he was still tweaking the blend, but he did mention that this is "pretty close to the final blend." Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Opus One leaps from the glass with notes of Black Forest cake, Morello cherries, mulberries and fresh blackcurrants plus hints of licorice, wilted roses, Sichuan pepper and iron ore. Full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with juicy black, blue and red fruits, framed by velvety tannins and background freshness, finishing on a compelling earthy/mineral note. Tasted as a barrel sample, this is a truly magnificent Opus One in the making!
Very deep garnet-purple in colour, the 2018 Opus One soars out of the glass with bright, bold boysenberries, warm cassis and ripe, juicy black plums notes, plus emerging nuances of lilacs, oolong tea, cinnamon stick, tilled soil, and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound layers of crunchy black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins, and fantastic freshness, finishing with lifted fruitiness and on a lingering mineral note.
Medium to deep garnet-purple coloured, it slowly grows on the nose, revealing compelling notes of baked black cherries, mulberries, black raspberries, warm cassis, and blackberry pie with nuances of spice cake, yeast extract, tapenade, liquorice, and dusty soil with a waft of wild sage. Medium-bodied, the palate has a lively skip in its step, featuring bags of juicy raspberry and cassis-laced fruit and a refreshing line, supported by ripe, plush tannins, finishing long and graceful.
Deep garnet coloured, the 2013 Opus One needs a little swirling before exploding with preserved black and blue fruits—blueberry compote, blackberry pie and blackcurrant cordial—giving way to notes of unsmoked cigars, new leather, beef drippings and menthol with wafts of roasted rosemary and rose oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is both powerful and ethereal, charged with energy and backed up by profound black fruits, supported with plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and beautifully perfumed.
Deep garnet colored, the 2013 Opus One needs a little swirling before exploding with preserved black and blue fruits—blueberry compote, blackberry pie and blackcurrant cordial—giving way to notes of unsmoked cigars, new leather, beef drippings and menthol with wafts of roasted rosemary and rose oil. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is both powerful and ethereal, charged with energy and backed up by profound black fruits, supported with plush tannins and seamless freshness, finishing very long and beautifully perfumed.
Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One bursts from the glass with ripe blueberries, black cherry jam and crème de cassis with hints of violets, dark chocolate, cedar chest and cardamom, plus a touch of charcoal. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate delivers layer upon layer of opulent stewed black fruit with amazing tension and firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing long with a whole array of exotic spices coming through.
Medium to deep garnet-purple colour, it bursts from the glass with beautiful violets, lavender, rose hip tea and chocolate-covered cherries scents over a core of crushed blackberries, black cherries, cassis, and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is wonderfully bright and crunchy, with bags of fresh black and red berries and a wonderfully plush, finely grained texture, finishing long and fragrant.
Deep garnet colored, the 2014 Opus One opens with youthful notes of warm blackberries, chocolate-covered cherries, redcurrant jelly and blackcurrant pastilles with hints of bay leaves, tobacco leaf and underbrush. Medium to full-bodied, firm and grainy with a lively backbone and tightly wound black and red berry layers, it finishes with a compelling herbal lift.
The iconic 2012 Proprietary Red Opus One aged 18 months in French oak. A classy, complex, suave, and savoury 2012 Opus One, with notes of toasty oak and crème de cassis. This Pauillac lookalike, made by the staff at Mouton Rothschild, is a beauty. They have continued to strengthen the quality of wine and seem to have produced a brilliant, world-class wine.
The nose is powerful and harmonious. It reveals notes of juicy fruits, violets, a touch of iris and blueberry, blackberry, touches of fig associated with slight notes of underbrush and touches of oak, spices, grey pepper, and black tea. The mouth is fat, balanced, nicely done, elegant, mineral and offers a creamy texture. In the mouth this wine expresses notes of blackberry and plum associated with slight floral notes, touches of cherry, slight notes of liquorice as well as small woody notes. Tannins are fine and supple. Good length.
A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants, and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-coloured 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive.
Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso. Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and liquorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.
Two of the strongest wines ever made at Opus One, the 2007 has terrific black currant fruit, liquorice, incense, and subtle smoke, an opulent, even voluptuous mouthfeel, dazzling purity and texture, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel. This is a sensational Opus One, with sweet tannin and impressive precision and depth.
Two of the strongest wines ever made at Opus One, the 2007 has terrific black currant fruit, liquorice, incense, and subtle smoke, an opulent, even voluptuous mouthfeel, dazzling purity and texture, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel. This is a sensational Opus One, with sweet tannin and impressive precision and depth.
Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and embers. Powerful and rich with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as well as less nuance and complexity.
This famous wine, first created by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild and the late Robert Mondavi, started off life as a very good, but rarely exceptional wine. Over the last ten or more years, the administration at Mouton Rothschild, particularly the team led by Philippe Dhalluin, has truly pushed the level of quality to the point where this is clearly one of the great wines of Napa. The 2005 Opus One has a ruby/purple colour and a beautiful, sweet nose of crème de cassis and spring flowers. Complex and medium to full-bodied, with silky tannin and superb purity and balance, this is exactly what Opus One was meant to be when it was first proposed. Of course, it is a popular wine to criticise, but the quality has never been better, and certainly 2005 is a beauty.
Aged in 100% new French oak for 17 months and in bottle for 14 months prior to release, the 2004 Opus One boasts a dense ruby/purple colour along with a sweet bouquet of lead pencil shavings, black currants, and a hint of toasty oak. More evolved than usual, this full-bodied, opulent 2004 is part of the new wave of Opus Ones made under the administration of Philippe Dhalluin, the administrator of Mouton Rothschild, who has begun to exploit this estate’s enormous potential.
This blend aged 17 months in French oak is a strong effort offering creme de cassis, cedarwood, white chocolate and spice box. It possesses a Bordeaux-like personality, as one might expect since Opus One is owned by Baroness Philippe de Rothschild and the winemaking team comes primarily from Pauillac. The significant tannin in the wine provides a slight austerity, but this is a full-bodied, rich effort that marks the beginning of a period when Opus One finally began to live up to the enormous potential first announced in the late 1970s by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild and the late Robert Mondavi.
This blend aged 17 months in French oak is a strong effort offering creme de cassis, cedarwood, white chocolate and spice box. It possesses a Bordeaux-like personality, as one might expect since Opus One is owned by Baroness Philippe de Rothschild and the winemaking team comes primarily from Pauillac. The significant tannin in the wine provides a slight austerity, but this is a full-bodied, rich effort that marks the beginning of a period when Opus One finally began to live up to the enormous potential first announced in the late 1970s by the late Baron Philippe de Rothschild and the late Robert Mondavi.
The 2000 Opus One marks the third straight vintage where this winery has produced a surprisingly feeble offering. Like several previous vintages, the 2000 reveals tremendously intense, horsy, sweaty saddle leather/locker room aromas, and lacks concentration. Neophytes might find some charm in this medium-bodied red’s softness, sweet tannin, and easy-going red and black currant fruit. However, there is little depth or finish in this 2000.
The 2000 Opus One marks the third straight vintage where this winery has produced a surprisingly feeble offering. Like several previous vintages, the 2000 reveals tremendously intense, horsy, sweaty saddle leather/locker room aromas, and lacks concentration. Neophytes might find some charm in this medium-bodied red’s softness, sweet tannin, and easy-going red and black currant fruit. However, there is little depth or finish in this 2000.
Type:
Red
Country:
USA
Region:
California
Appellation:
Napa Valley
Producer:
Opus One
Grapes/Blend:
Cabernet Franc, Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot
Serving temp:
16° - 18° C
ABV:
14%
Pairing Sugesstions:
Beef, Lamb, Venison, Game Birds, Duck, Charcuterie and Cured Meats

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Opus One

Opus One is a renowned winery located in the Napa Valley region of California, USA. The winery was established in 1979 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi,...

Opus One is a renowned winery located in the Napa Valley region of California, USA. The winery was established in 1979 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi, a pioneer in the California wine industry, and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, a renowned winemaker from Bordeaux, France. The aim of the partnership was to create a wine that would rival the great wines of Bordeaux, and Opus One has since become one of the most sought-after wines in the world.

The winery produces a single wine, also called Opus One, which is a Bordeaux-style blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, and Malbec. The wine is made using traditional winemaking techniques, including hand harvesting, small-batch fermentation, and aging in French oak barrels. The result is a wine that is rich, complex, and elegant, with flavors of blackcurrant, black cherry, and vanilla, and a long, smooth finish.

Opus One is known for its commitment to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The winery has implemented a number of initiatives to reduce its carbon footprint, including the use of solar power, water conservation, and recycling. In addition, the winery has a strong focus on community engagement, supporting local charities and organizations through donations and volunteer work.

Opus One has received numerous accolades and awards over the years, including being named Wine Spectator's Wine of the Year in 1991 and 2017. The winery has also been recognized for its commitment to quality and innovation, with its wines consistently receiving high scores from wine critics and enthusiasts alike.

Overall, Opus One is a world-class winery that produces some of the finest wines in the world. Its commitment to sustainability, community engagement, and innovation make it a leader in the wine industry, and its wines are sure to impress even the most discerning wine connoisseurs.

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California

California is a region that is well-known for its wine production. The state has a long history of wine production, dating back to the 18th century when Spanish...

California is a region that is well-known for its wine production. The state has a long history of wine production, dating back to the 18th century when Spanish missionaries first planted grapevines in the area. Today, California is home to some of the most famous wine producers in the world, including Napa Valley and Sonoma County.

One of the most well-known wine producers in California is Robert Mondavi Winery. Founded in 1966, the winery is located in the heart of Napa Valley and is known for its high-quality Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. Robert Mondavi Winery is also known for its commitment to sustainability, using environmentally friendly practices in its vineyards and winemaking processes.

Another famous wine producer in California is Opus One Winery. Founded in 1979 by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, Opus One is located in Napa Valley and is known for its Bordeaux-style blends. The winery uses a combination of traditional and modern winemaking techniques to produce its high-quality wines.

In addition to these famous wine producers, California is also home to a number of smaller, boutique wineries. One such winery is Kistler Vineyards, located in Sonoma County. Kistler Vineyards is known for its Chardonnay and Pinot Noir, which are made using traditional winemaking techniques and aged in French oak barrels.

Moving on to spirits, California is also home to a number of famous distilleries. One such distillery is St. George Spirits, located in Alameda. St. George Spirits is known for its artisanal spirits, including gin, vodka, and absinthe. The distillery uses a combination of traditional and modern techniques to produce its high-quality spirits.

Another famous distillery in California is Anchor Distilling Company, located in San Francisco. Anchor Distilling Company is known for its Old Potrero Rye Whiskey, which is made using traditional methods and aged in oak barrels. The distillery also produces a number of other spirits, including gin, vodka, and rum.

Overall, California is a region that is known for its high-quality wine and spirits production. Whether you are looking for a famous wine producer like Robert Mondavi Winery or a smaller, boutique winery like Kistler Vineyards, California has something to offer for every wine lover. Similarly, if you are a spirits enthusiast, you can't go wrong with a visit to St. George Spirits or Anchor Distilling Company.

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Napa Valley

Napa Valley is a world-renowned wine region located in California, USA. The region has a rich history of winemaking dating back to the 19th century when European immigrants...

Napa Valley is a world-renowned wine region located in California, USA. The region has a rich history of winemaking dating back to the 19th century when European immigrants first settled in the area. Today, Napa Valley is home to over 400 wineries, producing some of the finest wines in the world.

The style of production in Napa Valley is heavily influenced by the region's unique climate and soil. The warm, sunny days and cool nights create the perfect conditions for growing grapes with intense flavors and aromas. The region is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which is often described as rich, full-bodied, and complex. Other popular varietals include Chardonnay, Merlot, and Pinot Noir.

Napa Valley is also known for its commitment to sustainable and organic farming practices. Many wineries in the region have adopted these practices to ensure the long-term health of the land and the quality of the wine produced.

Some of the top wineries in Napa Valley include:

1. Opus One - This iconic winery was founded in 1979 by Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The winery produces a Bordeaux-style blend that is highly sought after by collectors around the world.

2. Screaming Eagle - This boutique winery produces some of the most expensive wines in the world. Their Cabernet Sauvignon is highly sought after and often sells for thousands of dollars per bottle.

3. Stag's Leap Wine Cellars - This winery gained international recognition in 1976 when their Cabernet Sauvignon beat out several top French wines in a blind tasting known as the "Judgment of Paris."

4. Silver Oak Cellars - This family-owned winery is known for its Cabernet Sauvignon, which is aged in American oak barrels for over two years before release.

5. Cakebread Cellars - This winery is known for its Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon, as well as its commitment to sustainable farming practices.

Overall, Napa Valley is a must-visit destination for wine lovers around the world. With its rich history, commitment to quality, and stunning scenery, it's no wonder that Napa Valley wines are some of the most highly sought after in the world.

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