Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1996

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A decreased berry set in May followedd by sunny days and warm July nights brought the smaller-than-average crop of 19...

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Very simply put, fantastic. ! Read more

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Snooth User: spainlorraine
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4.50 5
10/07/2008

Very simply put, fantastic. !


Snooth User: SudhirM
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5.00 5
12/23/2009

My new favorite. Only one bottle left.


Snooth User: hull
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5.00 5
10/20/2009

top wine.


Snooth User: jps2010
69256138
0.00 5
12/26/2010

Drank a bottle Xmas eve w family. Decanted for 3 hours and tasted great. Typical opus, great to get as a gift but not worth the money.


Snooth User: cabformeplease
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2.50 5
09/23/2010

2010 may have been too long to shelve this for...didn't open up at all, vinegar-like flavor


External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
01/18/2009

Wine Advocate ReviewRated 94This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive, user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years.


External Review
08/20/2011

This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1996 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
08/07/2010

Wonderful finesse and complexity. Not the up-front opulent flavor of the '94 or '95, but seemingly deeper, with more finesse to the toasty clove, currant, black cherry and spice... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1996 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
05/11/2011

This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive, user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years


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Winemaker's Notes:

A decreased berry set in May followedd by sunny days and warm July nights brought the smaller-than-average crop of 1996 to maturity in mid-September. Showing deep color, the wines are bold and concentrated, with supple texture, lush flavors, and a smooth, lingering finish.

A decreased berry set in May followedd by sunny days and warm July nights brought the smaller-than-average crop of 1996 to maturity in mid-September. Showing deep color, the wines are bold and concentrated, with supple texture, lush flavors, and a smooth, lingering finish.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 19 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak.


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