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Opus One Bottle 2006

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Parker review: Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort<br/>displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle<br/>leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and burning embers. Powerful and rich<br/>with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as<br/>well as less nuance and complexity, the 2006 should be consumed over the next<br/>15+ years. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Dec-2008)

Region: USA » California » Napa County » Oakville

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Opus One Winery:
  Opus One is a winery in Oakville, CA founded as a joint “NapaMedoc” venture between legendary winemakers Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi in 1979, although the name didn’t become official until 1982. The first few vintages, beginning in 1979, instantly created a luxury brand fetching prices upwards of $50, then considered the height of indulgence. The... Read more
  Opus One is a winery in Oakville, CA founded as a joint “NapaMedoc” venture between legendary winemakers Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi in 1979, although the name didn’t become official until 1982. The first few vintages, beginning in 1979, instantly created a luxury brand fetching prices upwards of $50, then considered the height of indulgence. They were produced by Mouton Rothschild winemaker Lucien Sionneau and Robert Mondavi’s son, Timothy. Opus One boosted the then fledgling Napa industry, adding a certain air of pedigree to the region.    The wines are now under the direction of Michael Silacci, produced as a Meritage blend of Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, and Malbec. This “cult” wine is now in constant demand the world over, from American steak houses to private Japanese cellars.  Read less

Parker review: Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort<br/>displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle<br/>leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and burning embers. Powerful and rich<br/>with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as<br/>well as less nuance and complexity, the 2006 should be consumed over the next<br/>15+ years. <br/>(Robert Parker - Wine Advocate - Dec-2008)

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