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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 1999

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After moderate summer temperatures in 1999, a glorious Indian summer put the final touches of maturity on a fine harvest. The 1999 Opus One offers aromas of cassis, cloves, and roasted almonds against a creamy texture of soft tannins and round, rich fruit. Long-lived and concentrated, the wine shows flavors of plum, cherry and black pepper against a silky 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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5.00 5
02/05/2008

Opus One is the reason I became addicted to wine!! (Plus it made me a bit of a wine snob, but let's keep that to ourselves)


Snooth User: zaud
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5.00 5
02/05/2008

By far one of the best red wines I've ever had.


Snooth User: Retro Ronnie
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1.00 5
02/05/2008

Blood red wine....Opus one was built by the Rothschilds. One of the 13 families of the Illuminati. Originally Opus I was scheduled to open around the Summer Solstice but the date was shifted to Wednesday, Oct. 30, 1991 which is the day before Halloween. Since the opening day, the Rothschilds have had events scheduled around Satanic high days. Those who are familiar with the occult know that these events are covers for Satanic rituals which are held secretly. The logo of Opus One is the two-headed Janus or the spirit who divides, the symbol being an important part of Illuminati mind control. There are numerous satanic icons within the structure. Don't take my word for it. Look it up yourself. In connection with Bohemian Grove. These people are creeps.


Snooth User: iDrinkReds
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5.00 5
04/19/2013

OMG


Snooth User: runningbear
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5.00 5
03/07/2008

The first time I had this was during a business dinner - the second, a friends house celebrating my marriage. It is really unbelievable. Smooth, rich and just something you want to continue to hold in your mouth without swallowing. A definite treat for a special occasion.


Snooth User: enophiliac
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2.00 5
02/05/2008

Since the 70's when Opus started it's been up and down with its quality. They make often in excess of 25000 cases with less and less going into quality and more towards quantity. Although once a good brand, it is merely a shadow of what it once was...


Snooth User: TENOEIGHT
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5.00 5
02/05/2008

GREAT WINE


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External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewRated 93An exquisite, complex, stylish wine, wearing a cloak of earthy, leathery tannins around flavors of mineral, currant, earth and blackberry. Gains intensity and shows its depth and concentration on the finish, which is long and detailed. Best from 2004 through 2012.


External Review
03/19/2013

While it is a big, rich effort, the 1999 Opus One exhibits a distinct earthiness as well as a sweaty saddle-like characteristic. It builds nicely on the attack and mid-palate, but finishes short, displaying hints of herbs, chocolate, and black curran... Robert Parkers Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
06/06/2009

Joint venture between Baronesse Philippine de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Vin produit en association entre la Baronne Philippine de Rothschild et Robert Mondavi.


External Review
03/21/2013

...Sappy nose combines currant, smoked meat, tobacco and exotic spices. Rich, sweet and tactile, with complex, tangy flavors of crystallized blackcurrant, caraway seed and smoked meat...the finish builds impressively. A very suave wine that finishes ... Stephen Tanzers IWC. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
06/29/2012

An exquisite, complex, stylish wine, wearing a cloak of earthy, leathery tannins around flavors of mineral, currant, earth and blackberry. Gains intensity and shows its depth and concentration on the finish, which is long and detailed... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 1999 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 3000ml



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After moderate summer temperatures in 1999, a glorious Indian summer put the final touches of maturity on a fine harvest. The 1999 Opus One offers aromas of cassis, cloves, and roasted almonds against a creamy texture of soft tannins and round, rich fruit. Long-lived and concentrated, the wine shows flavors of plum, cherry and black pepper against a silky finish.

Closure: Cork

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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