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Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2005

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Frequent spring rains through the month of May led to a year of cool temperatures and slow ripening, with an extended harvest that ended on November 2nd. A voluptuous garnet, the 2005 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.

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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
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Member Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

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Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
5.00 5
06/24/2009

Tasted this at a wine bar. As always, Opus never lets me down. Luscious, silky smooth yet full bodied and outright tasty and decadent.


Snooth User: Shellyfish26
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5.00 5
05/19/2009

I had the pleasure to share a bottle with a friend. I hate to admit that this was the best bottle of wine I have ever enjoyed. Velvet smooth, warming and rich with a spicy bite and hints of anise.


Snooth User: VegasOenophile
20275912,195
4.50 5
09/21/2009

Tasted again, this time it seemed a bit tighter, perhaps it was a fresher bottle, just popped. Still, magnificent wine. I wish the same could be said for the winery experience. -Tasted at the winery 9/20/09


Snooth User: Pepper Turner
626540131
5.00 5
10/31/2010

I could write a sonnet about this wine. It is poetry. One of my personal favorite special occasion wines. I always give myself a bottle for Christmas. Thank you Santa.


Snooth User: htheater
22731949
5.00 5
08/03/2009

For special occassions, this wine and Caymus Special Select Cab top my list!


Snooth User: kmarch92037
22419534
5.00 5
07/28/2009

The perfect special occasion wine for that special dinner.


Snooth User: maxsander
665974228
5.00 5
02/13/2011

My favorite bottle in my whole collection. It is notably better then just about everything else...the flavor is deep and the finish is long. You can taste the difference of this wine even if it's the last one opened.


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External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
02/14/2009

2005 Opus One showing a lustrous dark ruby, presents aromas of violets, cedar, black tea leaves, black pepper and brioche. A soft, creamy entry gives way to a concentrated mid-palate that expands in the mouth and lingers on the finish. Elements of


External Review
01/15/2011

The opaque purple-hued 2005 exhibits an extraordinary nose of violets, creme de cassis, charcoal, and spring flowers. Gorgeously pure, opulently full-bodied, with sweet tannins, superb concentration, and a low acid, ripe, tannic finish, it tastes lik... Robert Parker's Wine Advocate. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2005 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
11/25/2009

ST: 92 Points WS: 90 Points


External Review
05/17/2010

The opaque purple-hued 2005 exhibits an extraordinary nose of violets, creme de cassis, charcoal, and spring flowers. Gorgeously pure, opulently full-bodied, with sweet tannins, superb concentration, and a low acid, ripe, tannic finish, it tastes like a top-notch vintage of ripe Bordeaux, but made in California. It can be drunk now and over the next 20-25 years. Bravo!


External Review
01/17/2011

Opus One Napa Valley 2005 - Rothschild / Mondavi: Opus One Napa Valley 2005 - Rotwein von Rothschild / MondaviIn der Fachwelt gilt der Rothschild / Mondavi Opus One Napa Valley 2005 als einer der besten kalifornischen Weine. Dieser Blend gehört zu Amerikas teuersten und höchstbewertesten Weinen. Im Glas schimmert er in einem dunklen, glänzenden Rubinrot und sein Bukett erinnert an konzentrierte, fruchtig-würzige Aromen von Blaubeeren, Rosenblättern, Muskatnuss, weißem Trüffel und Lakritz. Dieses vielfältige Aromenspektrum deutet bereits seine Komplexität und seinen feinen Stil an. Sein edler und feiner Duft ist verführerisch und offenbart immer neue Aromen. Er ist elegant und nicht überladen. Er erscheint sanft und zart schmelzend und zeigt darüber hinaus feine Anklänge von schwarzen Johannisbeeren, Butterkaramell und Kakao. Im Finale zeigt er sich lang und anhaltend, die kräftige Frucht, die lebendige Säure und das kräftige Tannin versprechen ein großes Lagerpotenzial. Genießen Sie ihn zu Kalbsbraten, Wachteln oder Gerichten mit Trüffeln.Weingut: Rothschild / MondaviLand: USARegion: KalifornienRebsorten: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 3% Petit VerdotInhalt: 0,75 lAlkoholgehalt: 14,0 Vol.%Restsüße: trockenEmpfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16 - 18°CFassreife: in Barriques gereift (18 Monate)Lagerfähigkeit: 10 - 15 Jahre ab Jahrgang Rotwein > USA > Kalifornien


External Review
01/29/2009

Opus One is Napa Valley's most legendary wine. Now, you can send it as a gift in our exclusive Opus One Gift Crate.Just imagine the excited look on your gift recipient's face when they pull back the lid on the crate, revealing the timeless


External Review
02/24/2010

Rothschild / Mondavi Opus One Napa Valley 2005: lagerfähig 10 - 15 Jahre ab Jahrgang, Dekantier-Empfehlung (1 Std. vorher belüften), Empfohlene Serviertemperatur: 16-18°C, in Barriques gereift (18 Monate),Jahrgang: 2005Inhalt: 0,75 LRegion: KalifornienWeingut: Rothschild/MondaviRebsorte: 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 3% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 1% Malbec, 3% Petit VerdotRestzucker: trockenRestsäure: Alkoholgehalt: 0.14 Rotwein


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Frequent spring rains through the month of May led to a year of cool temperatures and slow ripening, with an extended harvest that ended on November 2nd. A voluptuous garnet, the 2005 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.

Closure: Cork

Notes: 100% New French Oak.


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