Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.388 ratings
9.219 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Bill Bender

En Mag. Losing some fruit intensity but still a very refined, well made wine with a low acid, toasty oak and a red creamy fruit profile. At full maturity. Drink now.

En Mag. Losing some fruit intensity but still a very refined, well made wine with a low acid, toasty oak and a red creamy fruit profile. At full maturity. Drink now.

Nov 15th, 2017
Gordon Walker

Quite green and very very bretty. Still has nice tannins and good integration

Quite green and very very bretty. Still has nice tannins and good integration

Sep 1st, 2017
Morgan Harris

Head Sommelier Aureole New York

9.5

Shockingly good. One of the best mid-90s Cali Cabernets. Tell-tale green herbal pyrazine notes are here next to concentrated exotic red and black fruits. There's a remarkable amount of freshness to the wine though. I totally believe the 13.5% alcohol on the label. The oak is judicious an simply supports the fruit purity, although savory brett notes add and unexpected wild bass line. Easily a decade plus ahead, but drinking well now. The last of a certain breed of cabernet, with the soupy-syrupy '97s waiting just around the corner.

Shockingly good. One of the best mid-90s Cali Cabernets. Tell-tale green herbal pyrazine notes are here next to concentrated exotic red and black fruits. There's a remarkable amount of freshness to the wine though. I totally believe the 13.5% alcohol on the label. The oak is judicious an simply supports the fruit purity, although savory brett notes add and unexpected wild bass line. Easily a decade plus ahead, but drinking well now. The last of a certain breed of cabernet, with the soupy-syrupy '97s waiting just around the corner.

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Robert Cunningham

Wine Educator DeVinimus, Wine Workshop

9.6

Beautiful balanced wine

Beautiful balanced wine

Mar 24th, 2016
Stefan Metzner

What a ripe beautifully developed wine // ripe round tannins// full body//still fruit aromas left but more so the great complex tertiary flavours and great texture plus long finish

What a ripe beautifully developed wine // ripe round tannins// full body//still fruit aromas left but more so the great complex tertiary flavours and great texture plus long finish

Feb 1st, 2015
Cameron Russell

Sommelier/Educator BW Wine Group

8.8

At it's peak, delicious and ready to drink!

At it's peak, delicious and ready to drink!

Jun 20th, 2014
Melissa Treadway

Should have opened a couple of years ago...

Should have opened a couple of years ago...

Apr 13th, 2014
Yoon Ha

Master Sommelier/Wine Director Benu

8.1

Not tired at all but too bretty.

Not tired at all but too bretty.

Sep 28th, 2013
Sean Wormuth

Still great. Has at least 5-10 years to go, probably more.

Still great. Has at least 5-10 years to go, probably more.

Nov 25th, 2018
Keith Lite

Hunt them down and drink them

Hunt them down and drink them

Mar 2nd, 2018