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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1994

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The longest, coolest growing season recorded in a decade, 1994 started with a sunny and dry March and an early bud break. Summer was cooler than average, extending the growing season and the “hang time” of the grapes. The wines are long-lived and profound.

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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
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External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
06/09/2010

The 1994 vintage was one of the coolest growing seasons recorded in a decade. It all started with a sunny and dry March and an early bud break. Summer was cooler than average, extending the growing season and the "hang time" of the grapes resulting in lprofound and ong-lived wines. The varietal make-up is 93% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot and 1% Malbec. The wine had 43 days of skin contact and aged 18 months in new French oak barrels.


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

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 97Like the '87, there's a wonderful sense of harmony and finesse to this graceful, elegant wine. Lots of complex flavors, with tiers of spicy currant and black cherry. Long, intricate aftertaste.Opus One vertical. Best from 2002 through 2014.(Feb 29, 2000)


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
08/16/2011

Dark ruby-red. Exotic, vibrant aromas of cherry, redcurrant, tobacco, mint, cigar ash and white pepper. Thick, supple and very concentrated; really uncanny creamy sweetness and texture in the middle palate. Intriguing note of sarsaparilla. Substantia... Stephen Tanzer's IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1994 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 1500ml


External Review
Source: The Wine Closet
10/25/2010

Opus One 1994 Cabernet Sauvignon


External Review
Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
09/22/2011

...generous, complex nose of lead pencil, toasty oak, violets, and black currants. In the mouth, there is a beautiful texture, soft, generous, low acid, full-bodied richness, and a stunningly proportioned, rich, intense finish... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1994 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml



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The longest, coolest growing season recorded in a decade, 1994 started with a sunny and dry March and an early bud break. Summer was cooler than average, extending the growing season and the “hang time” of the grapes. The wines are long-lived and profound.

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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