Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.43507 ratings
9.2499 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Elsie W

Alcoholic Beverages General Sales Manager, Safeway

9.5

Unbelievable wine! Loaded with dark red fruit. Big and Bold.

Unbelievable wine! Loaded with dark red fruit. Big and Bold.

Sep 23rd, 2018
Matt Lasater

Mature, elegant, harmonious wine that has aged well. Distinctive tertiary notes in the wine give this a definite Old World personality despite having that classic core of fruit even restrained wines take on in Napa. I bet this was singing on its 20th Birthday.

Mature, elegant, harmonious wine that has aged well. Distinctive tertiary notes in the wine give this a definite Old World personality despite having that classic core of fruit even restrained wines take on in Napa. I bet this was singing on its 20th Birthday.

Sep 14th, 2018
Lee Pitofsky

Powerful, intense, structured, notes of rich blackberry, black currant, spices, violets, long finish.

Powerful, intense, structured, notes of rich blackberry, black currant, spices, violets, long finish.

Sep 1st, 2018
Ira Schwartz

Expressive Bordeaux like nose. On the palate very resolved tannins complimenting secondary and tertiary flavors. If you have them drink them.

Expressive Bordeaux like nose. On the palate very resolved tannins complimenting secondary and tertiary flavors. If you have them drink them.

Aug 24th, 2018
Lucid Selections

Not for me.

Not for me.

Aug 19th, 2018
Thomas Brenner

All things seem to be in (New World) order when this sexy beast in attendance.

All things seem to be in (New World) order when this sexy beast in attendance.

Aug 3rd, 2018
Lance E. Farman

1997, pretty good yup. Kinda thin overall.

1997, pretty good yup. Kinda thin overall.

Jun 26th, 2018
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