Sovereign Opal

Opal Moon

Broken Rock Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon 2014

Amazing Cité night w Nader — a month ago

Sovereign Virtue

Rubicone IGT Merlot - Sangiovese Rosato

A yummy fruity rose. This is a milder, easy drinking rose with great flavor. Light, clean, and refreshing with a zippy finish. Soft fruit flavors and scent. Would definitely drink again. — 2 years ago

Hartford Court

Russian River Valley Pinot Noir 2017

Selection from the wine list at Opal Restaurant. Lively and pleasant aromatics of raspberry, clove, and black tea. Soft tannins on the mid-palate with charm.; leading to a nice medium finish. This is more of a pleasant wine than a special occasion selection. Perfect for dinner out on a school night. — 2 years ago

Domaine François Raveneau

Valmur Chablis Grand Cru Chardonnay 2002

Of the 3 grand cru Chablis chez Raveneau, Valmur is my favorite. I find Blanchots less minerally, Valmur the most minerally, Clos just behind Valmur. The best ever for me, shockingly, is 1994 Valmur, then 1996. We had a stunning wine of the trip 2010 Valmur in Champagne at Les Crayeres.

So I was eager to drink 2002. Fabulous from the get go. Pop and pour, first w a pâté de campagne, then with roast duck and herb risotto at Opal in Santa Barbara. Waiter foolishly declined the proffered pour.

Just super citrus zest bejeweled with minerals and hints of menthol, super acidity, all balanced and long, depth and weight with no heaviness. Simply great Chablis. Loved it.
— 6 months ago

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Bodega Catena Zapata

Angelica Zapata Alta Malbec 2016

KJ Lim

Open 2+ hr
I smell espresso blackberry
Opal Purple color

Like this wine
— 2 years ago


King's Shilling Sovereign Scotch Ale

Toffee, salted caramel, nutty biscuits — 3 years ago

Opal Moon

Napa Valley Meritage Red Blend 2012

Second time around this was much better. Currant, licorice, pepper, dark berries (more raspberry and blackberry). Modest tannins. Will decant this next time to let even more flavors stand out. — a year ago

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The Ojai Vineyard

Special Bottling Solomon Hills Vineyard Syrah 2014

Golden and Opal apples, Bartlett pear, lemon zest, red grapefruit in the bouquet. Tart green apple, buttered toast, lemon pith, white peach, soft notes of zesty ginger gives a nice zippiness on the finish along side hints of almond oil on a medium length finish. Strong lemony yellow color with a rich, opulent yet refreshing mouthfeel with a pleasant linger. Great white wine — 2 years ago

Neil and David liked this

Weingut Brand

The Electric Pfalz Acid Test Chardonnay

Went over very well at Opal Bay. Zippy & bright acid — 2 years ago