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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1989

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Normal weather patterns prevailed during the long, cool growing season which produced typical crop levels. Unseasonably cool weather – which included late September and October rains – delayed the harvest, producing lower sugars and lean, vigorous wines.

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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

Member Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

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Snooth User: ccoyle
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5.00 5
05/08/2010

I bought 2 cases in 91 and I am down to 3 bottles make that 2 now. Better with age but long corks are begining to break. I have some 83's left and they are aging better. This is still one of my fav wines in the world.


External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
07/28/2010

An earthy style that's in sync with the rain-plagued vintage. Still, there's complexity within the earthy currant, cedar and spice notes, though it turns dry on the finish.--Opus One vertical. Drink now through 2004. 17,500 cases made. -JL Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1989 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 375ml



Normal weather patterns prevailed during the long, cool growing season which produced typical crop levels. Unseasonably cool weather – which included late September and October rains – delayed the harvest, producing lower sugars and lean, vigorous wines.

Closure: Cork

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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