Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.499 ratings
9.014 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
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9.1

Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Mature, sauvage, expressive scents of blackberry, truffle, leather, violet, game and spice cake, along with a whiff of Band-Aid. A fairly plush, alluring midweight with lovely breadth and grain and a distinctly wild, mature character to its savory dark berry, leather and meat flavors. Nice restrained sweetness and texture. Finishes with a broad dusting of substantial tannins and good length. A tad dry-edged but still quite good, although fans of more polite wines may want to give this a pass. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2020)

Healthy dark red with ruby tones. Mature, sauvage, expressive scents of blackberry, truffle, leather, violet, game and spice cake, along with a whiff of Band-Aid. A fairly plush, alluring midweight with lovely breadth and grain and a distinctly wild, mature character to its savory dark berry, leather and meat flavors. Nice restrained sweetness and texture. Finishes with a broad dusting of substantial tannins and good length. A tad dry-edged but still quite good, although fans of more polite wines may want to give this a pass. (Stephen Tanzer, Vinous, June 2020)

Jun 25th, 2020
LM Segal

Striking in how unlike any other Opus this was. This was Bordeaux by any blind, and a good one at that, notably in the restrained dark red fruit and gentle application of oak. Feminine and medium-bodied, it was wonderful. I’d drink up, though, as it whispered a turn to dry after the long finish.

Striking in how unlike any other Opus this was. This was Bordeaux by any blind, and a good one at that, notably in the restrained dark red fruit and gentle application of oak. Feminine and medium-bodied, it was wonderful. I’d drink up, though, as it whispered a turn to dry after the long finish.

Jun 21st, 2020
Ron R
9.7

Exceptional. Power with subtly. Open knit and plush nose. Sexy on the palette. Reminds me of @Bill Bender.
This is a poster-child for balance and restraint. First growth in every way.

Exceptional. Power with subtly. Open knit and plush nose. Sexy on the palette. Reminds me of @Bill Bender.
This is a poster-child for balance and restraint. First growth in every way.

Aug 19th, 2017
Mike Saviage

Nice wine but not complex. Young and fruity. Lacks impact on the finish.

Nice wine but not complex. Young and fruity. Lacks impact on the finish.

Apr 17th, 2016
Dominik Breer

One of my absolute favorite vintages

One of my absolute favorite vintages

Oct 25th, 2014
John Wight

Sommelier/Wine Director Luce Restaurant

7.8

Can someone say wood tannins! ( someone brought this in)

Can someone say wood tannins! ( someone brought this in)

Mar 31st, 2013
Michael Cammarata

Classic opus. Hints of spice and tobacco. Smooth all the way through.

Classic opus. Hints of spice and tobacco. Smooth all the way through.

Jan 8th, 2022
Michael Salmasi

A superb wine and excellent vintage. Drinks very smoothly. Well balanced with both lighter of plum and darker notes of oaky chocolate.

A superb wine and excellent vintage. Drinks very smoothly. Well balanced with both lighter of plum and darker notes of oaky chocolate.

Aug 20th, 2021
Alison Mancinelli

2001 vintage

2001 vintage

Nov 11th, 2020
Anthony Cammarata Jr.

Full bodied and complex with just the beat hints of spices and currant.

Full bodied and complex with just the beat hints of spices and currant.

Jan 5th, 2020