Opus One

Opus One

Colour: Red
Country: USA
Producer: opus one
Grape: Bordeaux Red Blend
Region: california
Appellation: napa valley

  • 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

  • 96 Points - The Wine Advocate

    "The iconic 2012 Proprietary Red Opus One is a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec aged 18 months in French oak. A classy, complex, suave and savory 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. I imagine the 2013 may even eclipse this, but this 2012 is one of their great ones, with a seamless integration of acidity, tannin, alcohol and wood all present in this beautiful, full-bodied wine that should drink well for 25-30 years.” Robert Parker

  • 96 Points - The Wine Advocate

    "A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2011 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) 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. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade ... and this is another one.” Robert Parker

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

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