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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1982

Winemaker's Notes:

A wet winter and a warm spring produced perfect bloom and berry set and a record crop. Cabernet Sauvignon and related varietals weathered the mid-September rains quite well, producing full-bodied wines requiring a decade of bottle age.

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

External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/30/2010

Tasted from magnum. A good wine from a challenging vintage, it leans toward the herbal side, with tarry dried fruit flavors and a dry finish.--Opus One vertical. Drink now. 5,500 cases made. (JL) Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1982 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: Morrell & Company
11/08/2008

Well-balanced, with appealing spice, currant and blackberry fruit along with a firmly tannic backbone. Big bold wine, terrific nose, superb. Serious wine for the serious wine collector.



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A wet winter and a warm spring produced perfect bloom and berry set and a record crop. Cabernet Sauvignon and related varietals weathered the mid-September rains quite well, producing full-bodied wines requiring a decade of bottle age.

Closure: Cork

Aged 23 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100 New French Oak


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