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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1992

Winemaker's Notes:

Good weather led to normal bud break and excellent growing conditions throughout the spring. Mid-summer brought dry, warm weather with some hot days, accelerating the growth cycle. A very early harvest produced powerful wines with sturdy tannins requiring extended bottle aging.

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

The 1992 Opus One, a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Merlot, offers a beautiful dark ruby/purple color, a big, spicy nose of cassis, lead pencil, and smoky oak, round, full-bodied, broad, fat flavors crammed with black frui... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1992 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
Source: Shop Wine Direct
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 92Tightly wound, with firm tannins. The core of meaty currant, anise, cedar and spice tasted awkward, but all the ingredients are there for greatness. I expect this wine may take longer than most Opuses to reach its peak.Opus One vertical. Best from 2002 through 2010.(Feb 29, 2000)



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Good weather led to normal bud break and excellent growing conditions throughout the spring. Mid-summer brought dry, warm weather with some hot days, accelerating the growth cycle. A very early harvest produced powerful wines with sturdy tannins requiring extended bottle aging.

Closure: Cork

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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