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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2000

Winemaker's Notes:

Despite an early bud break, vintage 2000 saw a long, cool growing season, with a harvest extending into late October. Soft and plush in texture, the 2000 Opus One offers aromas of sandalwood, leather, caramel, and a hint of anise. Showing flavors of blackberry and herbs, the wine is harmonious with sweet tannins and a long, intense finish.

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: nuttyedamcheese
3157310
4.00 5
02/05/2008

First impressions, a bushel full of berries on the palate. Rich, intense, flavor shines through and doesn't lose out to alcohol or unpleasant aftertaste. Masterfully blended, great with hearty beef stews, Italian, or other rustic fare.


Snooth User: caffur
280419
4.00 5
02/05/2008

Excellent !


Snooth User: WinedownMi
35785422
5.00 5
02/05/2008

WOW


Snooth User: wineluv
14961678
0.00 5
03/12/2009

It's a good, easy-to-drink great Bordeaux substitute,, but I still taste the same vanilla coke as many other new world wines. It's a good wine, I would buy a Canon from the same vintage for a similar price instead though.


Snooth User: xoticgal
7860020
5.00 5
07/07/2008

The best wine! My all-time favorite. :-)


Snooth User: Rehoboam105
418680
5.00 5
02/05/2008

I served this wine with Christmas dinner and had rave reviews from everyone at the table. It was a gift from my father, I had no idea what we were drinking until after the fact. So my love of this wine was pure, not price induced as the recent study reported.


Snooth User: Piccolo122
444000
2.00 5
02/26/2008

I thought it was overrated......everyone made such a big deal over it originally when I began wine training but I was dissappointed.


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External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
04/12/2011

With a moderate to deep ruby color, the 2000 Opus One shows aromas of sandalwood, leather, caramel, roasted almonds and a hint of anise. Soft and plush in the mouth, the wine offers flavors of plums a


External Review
02/11/2010

Firm and structured, with spicy currant, herb, dill and berry, picking up a cedary lead pencil edge. Finishes with a firm, rich core of flavors and tight tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot... Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2000 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
01/17/2009

Wine Spectator ReviewFirm and structured, with spicy currant, herb, dill and berry, picking up a cedary lead pencil edge. Finishes with a firm, rich core of flavors and tight tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2012. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.


External Review
10/01/2008

The one and only Opus One. Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe Rothschild's brain child remains one of the few wines made in California which rivals fisrt growth Bordeaux and complexity and longevity.



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Despite an early bud break, vintage 2000 saw a long, cool growing season, with a harvest extending into late October. Soft and plush in texture, the 2000 Opus One offers aromas of sandalwood, leather, caramel, and a hint of anise. Showing flavors of blackberry and herbs, the wine is harmonious with sweet tannins and a long, intense finish.

Closure: Cork

Aged 19 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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