Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1988
Just opened this wine April 2009 and it was starting to turn. Drinkable and I could taste that it could have once been great, but no longer. Thankfully it was purchased back in about 1990, so didn't pay $300+ like I see it going for.
An excellent wine that probably should have been consumed one or two years ago during its prime. Great full flavored start, not too overpowing, but too many tannins in a late finish. Good red meat would have been ideal.
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Wine Spectator ReviewNot a long-term wine, but should be wonderful over the next few years. Ripe, rich and focused, with a solid core of vanilla- and spice-tinged currant, plum and blackberry flavors that reverberate on the long finish. Drink now.
While the best Opus One to date is the 1987, the 1988 is certainly one of the finest red wines I have tasted from this uninspiring vintage. Impressively dark ruby-colored, it reveals an attractive no... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1988 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml
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Aged 18 months in French Oak.
Notes: 100% New French Oak