Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.43467 ratings
9.2484 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Onion, Shallot, Garlic, Pasta, Venison, Tomato-Based, Potato, Pork, Chocolate & Caramel, White Rice, Mushrooms, Beef, Lamb, Chili & Hot Spicy, Pungent Cheese, Salami & Prosciutto, Hard Cheese, Exotic Spices, Baking Spices, Herbs, Chicken, Turkey, Soft Cheese, Beans & Peas, Duck, Blue Cheese, Onion
Top Notes For
Maggie Harrison

Appearing as Vintage 1909. yea no! 2013 here. Seamless, balanced, fine medium length tannins. I’d enjoy this in next 7 yrs- but that’s because i prefer freshness even in cans.

Appearing as Vintage 1909. yea no! 2013 here. Seamless, balanced, fine medium length tannins. I’d enjoy this in next 7 yrs- but that’s because i prefer freshness even in cans.

Jun 23rd, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Perfumed, intense and complex with notes of black currant, blackberry, cedar and tea leaves

Perfumed, intense and complex with notes of black currant, blackberry, cedar and tea leaves

Jun 2nd, 2018
Bill Bender

After a spirited tussle between myself and the Durand vs a dry and crumbly cork I was able to double decant this and segregate away the remnants of floating debris. I was immediately struck by the bouquet which was unmistakably borne from Cabernet Franc (and I believe this blend is less than 10%). It was a positive sign. The wine is completely intact and boasts ample fruit albeit waning acidity. Simple Concord grape, bruised black plum and sweet oak flavors are holding on 2 hours in. This has some time left, but not much. This is a testament to Opus One quality in the early days (I believe this was the 3rd or 4th vintage) and while I think the ‘87-‘97 era was their best, this is an profound example of an exemplary wine at age 37!

After a spirited tussle between myself and the Durand vs a dry and crumbly cork I was able to double decant this and segregate away the remnants of floating debris. I was immediately struck by the bouquet which was unmistakably borne from Cabernet Franc (and I believe this blend is less than 10%). It was a positive sign. The wine is completely intact and boasts ample fruit albeit waning acidity. Simple Concord grape, bruised black plum and sweet oak flavors are holding on 2 hours in. This has some time left, but not much. This is a testament to Opus One quality in the early days (I believe this was the 3rd or 4th vintage) and while I think the ‘87-‘97 era was their best, this is an profound example of an exemplary wine at age 37!

May 29th, 2018
Maxwell Burns

Hospitality Kenwood Vineyards, Winemaker GARA

9.7

Lives up to the hype. Luscious, great amount of age. Chocolate, mint, salt cured black olive, herbs.

Lives up to the hype. Luscious, great amount of age. Chocolate, mint, salt cured black olive, herbs.

Mar 7th, 2018
Aaron Means

Spectacular!!!

Spectacular!!!

Jan 16th, 2018
Aaron Means

Young. Oak dominated.

Young. Oak dominated.

Jan 16th, 2018
Mark Blatty

Absolutely stunning at 10 years old.

Absolutely stunning at 10 years old.

Jan 1st, 2018
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

8.5

Nothing special even out of a mag. Tasted over four hours and never showed why worth the cost.

Nothing special even out of a mag. Tasted over four hours and never showed why worth the cost.

Dec 25th, 2017
Maggie Harrison

2014 tasted shortly after distribution release. Of course it’s hound and tight. But it’s good. Wound tight with a lot of promise.

2014 tasted shortly after distribution release. Of course it’s hound and tight. But it’s good. Wound tight with a lot of promise.

Oct 21st, 2017
Patrick Derdeyn

Would an over the top night of wines be complete without Opus?

Would an over the top night of wines be complete without Opus?

Oct 15th, 2017