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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1995

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The 1995 vintage was ideal in almost every respect. A long, cool growing season yielded a mature and balanced crop. Harvest began in late September and finished in mid-October, a period of dry, warm days and cool nights. Spicy and rich, the wines offer exquisite balance and a persistently long finish.

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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: MJRisenhoover
132403370
5.00 5
02/06/2009

One of the best!


0.00 5
02/06/2010

Buy it. Period. An exceptional wine that gets better with age. See the 1987 currently selling at $295. For those very special occasions (an anniversary) should yours come in the fall in front of a fireplace at the Ritz Carlton or Four Seasons. For those of us that can truly appreciate what wine is all about stash a bottle of this and be patient...wait for that perfect moment in time and pull this out. Enjoy!


Snooth User: dgfoca
3002818
5.00 5
02/05/2008

a great meritage


Snooth User: katkos
3580319
4.50 5
01/24/2010

January 2010 was a little long to cellar this wine. It was a little rough coming out of the bottle but 15 - 20 minutes of decanting smoothed it right out and then it held it's own. Deep fruit with some nice leather and a little spice, which held all the way through the finish. I'll bet it was fabuous 5 years ago.


Snooth User: minocencio
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5.00 5
10/28/2013

Five glasses


External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
04/03/2009

...delicious range of flavors, with bright black cherry, plum and floral notes. Turns smooth and polished... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1995 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


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Source: JJ Buckley Fine Wines
11/18/2010

Medium brick colour. Intense nose of dried blackberries and cherries laced with complex aromas of coffee grounds, tobacco leaf, cumin and soy. Nice concentration of mature berry and spice fruit balanced by medium to firm, slightly chewy tannins and m... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1995 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
04/28/2010

Medium brick colour. Intense nose of dried blackberries and cherries laced with complex aromas of coffee grounds, tobacco leaf, cumin and soy. Nice concentration of mature berry and spice fruit balanced by medium to firm, slightly chewy tannins and medium to high acidity. A more structured style of Opus. Very long finish. Drink now to 2020. Tasted April 2009.



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The 1995 vintage was ideal in almost every respect. A long, cool growing season yielded a mature and balanced crop. Harvest began in late September and finished in mid-October, a period of dry, warm days and cool nights. Spicy and rich, the wines offer exquisite balance and a persistently long finish.

Closure: Cork

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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