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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1984

Winemaker's Notes:

The absence of late winter rains produced warm soils and an early bud break. Although Oakville saw cool mornings as well as warm afternoons, the growing season was the shortest on record. Ideal temperatures at harvest yielded clean, well-balanced fruit and concentrated wines with good aging potential.

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
09/22/2010

A youthful medium to dark ruby color is followed by a spicy, compact, pleasant nose of black fruits, vanillin, and a touch of cedar. Medium-bodied, with fine concentration, adequate acidity, and moderate tannin, this wine offers above average, straig... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1984 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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The absence of late winter rains produced warm soils and an early bud break. Although Oakville saw cool mornings as well as warm afternoons, the growing season was the shortest on record. Ideal temperatures at harvest yielded clean, well-balanced fruit and concentrated wines with good aging potential.

Closure: Cork

Aged 19 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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