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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2001

Winemaker's Notes:

Vintage 2001 produced small, concentrated berries and an excellent, unhurried harvest. The 2001 Opus One shows aromas of black currant, black cherry liqueur, plum, and fresh vanilla, with hints of graham cracker and black peppercorn. A supple, creamy entry is followed by intense flavors of ripe black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate, finishing with lingering black fruit and savory spice.

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: lperlaky
11132117
4.50 5
12/29/2008

I received this as a gift a few years back. I finally broke it out on Christmas day. I was pleasantly surprised. It was very good! Smooth. Lots of berry fruit. An incredible long finish. Perfect with prime rib and good friends.


Snooth User: BRIANnok
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4.00 5
08/31/2009

Sipped this fruit forward last night...Delicious!!


Snooth User: napalover
11401562
5.00 5
12/30/2008

Five glasses


External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
01/29/2009

Vintage 2001 produced small, concentrated berries and an excellent, unhurried harvest. The 2001 Opus One shows aromas of black currant, black cherry liqueur, plum, and fresh vanilla, with hints of graham cracker and black peppercorn. A supple, creamy


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

Wine Spectator ReviewScents of red currant, red licorice, wild berry, sage and fresh earth fold together nicely in this rippe, intense, tightly wound young cabernet. Well-focused, deep and complex, with dry earthy tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2010.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
04/12/2011

89 Points - Wine Spectator Scents of red currant, red licorice, wild berry, sage and fresh earth fold together nicely in this ripe, intense, tightly wound young Cabernet. Well-focused, deep and comp


External Review
Source: WineGlobe.com
05/11/2009

The 2001 Opus One shows aromas of black currant, black cherry liqueur, plum, and fresh vanilla, with hints of graham cracker and black peppercorn. A supple, creamy entry is followed by intense flavors of ripe black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate,


External Review
02/24/2012

Starts with tons of rich new oak in the aroma, showing the most inviting notes of cedar, cigar box and pencil lead that segue to the remarkable fruit. The attack is powerful, with a punch of cassis spreading broadly and deeply across the palate. With its sturdy, clean tannins, this beautiful wine displays classic power, elegance and balance.


External Review
09/22/2010

A significant improvement over the superficial, deficient 2000 Opus One, the 2001 boasts a dark plum/ruby color as well as a clean (brett free), elegant, restrained nose of plums, black currants, and anise. Medium-bodied with dry, hard tannin and a s... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2001 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
02/24/2012

Scents of red currant, red licorice, wild berry, sage and fresh earth fold together nicely in this ripe, intense, tightly wound young Cabernet. Well-focused, deep and complex, with dry, earthy tannins on the finish. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Malbec, Cabernet Franc and Petit Verdot. Drink now through 2010. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.



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Vintage 2001 produced small, concentrated berries and an excellent, unhurried harvest. The 2001 Opus One shows aromas of black currant, black cherry liqueur, plum, and fresh vanilla, with hints of graham cracker and black peppercorn. A supple, creamy entry is followed by intense flavors of ripe black cherry, cassis, and dark chocolate, finishing with lingering black fruit and savory spice.

Closure: Cork

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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