Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley 2006

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The vintage of 2006 saw the lowest average maximum temperature in twenty-five growing seasons. A saturated black-pur...

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A good cabernet but not a great one. For the price ($150 a bottle), there are far better cabernets out there.Very plain flavor profile with a somew... Read more

Filled with layers of blackberries, raspberries, black and red currants with a touch of vanilla, cedar and some earthiness. Wonderful complexity o... Read more

Great wine with rich cassis and plummy fruits. Balanced with nice cedar flavors, and an undercurrent of minerality and eucalyptus. Read more

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Snooth User: biogregw
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2.50 5
10/01/2010

A good cabernet but not a great one. For the price ($150 a bottle), there are far better cabernets out there.Very plain flavor profile with a somewhat complex nose. I recommend Hewitt or Stanton over Opus One.


Snooth User: Nicki Gig
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4.00 5
01/17/2010

Filled with layers of blackberries, raspberries, black and red currants with a touch of vanilla, cedar and some earthiness. Wonderful complexity of flavors and richness, smooth mouthfeel and balanced structure, nice finish of the fruit and berries. The tannins keeps the structure and stays in balance with the acidity but nothing overpowers the other. Can stand 7-12 more years of aging.


Snooth User: Philip James
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5.00 5
09/06/2010

Great wine with rich cassis and plummy fruits. Balanced with nice cedar flavors, and an undercurrent of minerality and eucalyptus.


Snooth User: Raymond3u
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4.00 5
06/11/2012

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Snooth User: Frank Jennings
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2.50 5
03/18/2010

The wine is pleasant and ready to drink. It is full of black fruit, mellow yet present tannins, a light smoke character and a med+ finish.


External Reviews for Opus One Red Bordeaux Blend Napa Valley

External Review
11/13/2009

Firm, dense and concentrated, with excellent structure and a complex mix of herb, currant, sage and spice, providing a tight, savory profile. Ends with a loamy currant character. Score range: 92-94 -JL Wine Spectator. A Proprietary Blend wine from California in USA. 2006 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine 750ml


External Review
11/26/2009

RP: 94 Points WS: 88 Points


External Review
10/22/2009

The joint venture that started it all between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. An extraordinary Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Robert Parker scored this 2006 94 points, saying "Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and burning embers. Powerful and rich with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as well as less nuance and complexity, the 2006 should be consumed over the next 15+ years." Extremely Limited. not sponsored by or affiliated with The Wine Spectator, The Wine Advocate or the International Wine Cellar. This item excluded from any other discounts or offers beyond the 15% case discount.


External Review
06/03/2010

1 x 750ML Bottle


External Review
01/04/2012

Saturated deep ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and sexy smoky oak on the nose. Dense and sweet but firmly structured, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality giving the wine sappy lift. Pure, penetrating flavors of cassis, lead pencil and bitter chocolate, with a sexy oak quality that I can only describe as Mouton-like. This is still quite tightly wound and will need several years of bottle aging to soften up (it wonrsquo;t be released until the fall of this year). ldquo;The biggest change here has been our independence,rdquo; said winemaker Michael Silacci, who took over winemaking responsibilities with the 2004 vintage; previously former partners Mouton-Rothschild and Robert Mondavi were involved in crafting this wine.


External Review
10/08/2009

Opus One is a joint venture between Mondavi and Rothschild created to express the balance between traditional and modern techniques. The vineyards of Opus One are meticulously tended and the wines are allowed to express the character of the vintage and the terroir. Sultry tannins, balanced acidity, black fruit and spices all combine together to create a memorable experience.


External Review
Source: CityWineCellar.com
01/20/2010

WA 94pts. - IWC 93pts. - WS (92-94)pts According to the Wine Advocate: Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and burning embers. Powerful and rich with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as well as less nuance and complexity, the 2006 should be consumed over the next 15+ years. According to the Wine Spectator: Firm, dense and concentrated, with excellent structure and a complex mix of herb, currant, sage and spice, providing a tight, savory profile. Ends with a loamy currant character.


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Winemaker's Notes:

The vintage of 2006 saw the lowest average maximum temperature in twenty-five growing seasons. A saturated black-purple, the 2006 Opus One shows aromas of fresh cut roses, licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry pie, smoked bacon and sassafras. Simultaneously silky and dense on the palate, this unfined wine offers flavors of cassis, espresso and zesty black cherry with a persistently smooth yet expansive finish.

The vintage of 2006 saw the lowest average maximum temperature in twenty-five growing seasons. A saturated black-purple, the 2006 Opus One shows aromas of fresh cut roses, licorice, dark chocolate, blackberry pie, smoked bacon and sassafras. Simultaneously silky and dense on the palate, this unfined wine offers flavors of cassis, espresso and zesty black cherry with a persistently smooth yet expansive finish.

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Closure: Cork

Aged 17 months in French Oak.

Notes: 100% New French Oak


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