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  • WS: 94

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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1997

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Abundant sunlight in the previous vintages produced high fertility in the wine buds and a large crop, which was thinned to the lowest per-acre yield in a decade. Harvest was early and very compact, comprising just 11 days. The wines combine vigor with finesse.

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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: Nicolaus Bauer
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5.00 5
02/05/2009

No doubt... Opus one keeps his promises. What a sensational wine!! Probably one of the best I have ever had. Or in the words of my uncle... a mouthorgasm!


Snooth User: SudhirM
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5.00 5
10/12/2010

This was a fine bottle of wine.


Snooth User: Chizbo
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4.50 5
12/31/2007

I loved the Opus One 1997 when we got a case on release. Tasted it again in 2006, and it didn't taste nearly as good as it it around 2000-2002. Not sure if that was just the particular bottle, or if Opus doesn't age as well as some wines.


Snooth User: Aurelia
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4.50 5
02/05/2008

Elegant and smooth, could be a little rounder ot be perfect


Snooth User: minocencio
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4.50 5
10/28/2013

Four and a half glasses


External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

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

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 94A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
01/16/2009

A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1997 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 1500ml


External Review
01/29/2009

Opus One is Napa Valley's most legendary wine, and we now present to you the ultimate Opus One tasting experience. This gift bundle includes one bottle of current vintage Opus One Napa Valley Red Wine, and two sturdy Riedel


External Review
10/04/2012

A voluptuous garnet, the 2007 Opus One offers concentrated aromas of blueberry, rose petals, white truffle, licorice and nutmeg. Flavors of cassis, black olives, raspberry and dark chocolate culminate in a long and luscious finish.


External Review
11/08/2008

A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex. Drink now through 2010.



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Abundant sunlight in the previous vintages produced high fertility in the wine buds and a large crop, which was thinned to the lowest per-acre yield in a decade. Harvest was early and very compact, comprising just 11 days. The wines combine vigor with finesse.

Aged 18 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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