Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.5219 ratings
9.229 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Malbec, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot
Top Notes For
Chris Zitzman

In its prime. I didn’t decant for fear of shocking it, and that was the right move. Pop it now if you have it because it’s a beauty from stem to stern. The nose pours out of the bottle with all kinds of flavors and expressions- pencil lead being a primary- but as it had a chance to breath and express itself it blossomed. Lush yet powerful, naturally as it’s blend would indicate it reminded me of some of what I like so much about Bordeaux.

In its prime. I didn’t decant for fear of shocking it, and that was the right move. Pop it now if you have it because it’s a beauty from stem to stern. The nose pours out of the bottle with all kinds of flavors and expressions- pencil lead being a primary- but as it had a chance to breath and express itself it blossomed. Lush yet powerful, naturally as it’s blend would indicate it reminded me of some of what I like so much about Bordeaux.

Dec 30th, 2019
Michael Herzog

Special night with Kuan Lim at Lucky Palace restaurant. Always a special occasion when drinking with him. I think this wine has hit its stride. Tannins softer than I expected. Good dark fruit with almost a milkiness to it. Went well with Duck on Scallion Pancakes. QPR, not so much. Special occasion wine = yes.

Special night with Kuan Lim at Lucky Palace restaurant. Always a special occasion when drinking with him. I think this wine has hit its stride. Tannins softer than I expected. Good dark fruit with almost a milkiness to it. Went well with Duck on Scallion Pancakes. QPR, not so much. Special occasion wine = yes.

Jul 23rd, 2019
Greg Gregory

Again, a freakin steal and cheap enough at $184 for me to try Opus for the first time in a decade. This is a beautiful wine, so kudos to Michael Silacci. Yes you heard me, $184!!!!

Again, a freakin steal and cheap enough at $184 for me to try Opus for the first time in a decade. This is a beautiful wine, so kudos to Michael Silacci. Yes you heard me, $184!!!!

2 people found it helpfulDec 26th, 2014
Shay A
9.5

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!

They can be easy to razz, but the quality and age ability here is no joke. Drinking beautifully right now. Dried fig, ripe cranberries, toasted blackberries, saddle leather, herbs de Provence, and potpourri leap from the glass. Powerful yet elegant on the palate, revealing soft and warmed red and black fruits, bayleaf, and truffled mushrooms. Very enjoyable.

A friend had a “reduction party” as he was needing to thin out his cellar. Definitely a party I’m happy to attend!

They can be easy to razz, but the quality and age ability here is no joke. Drinking beautifully right now. Dried fig, ripe cranberries, toasted blackberries, saddle leather, herbs de Provence, and potpourri leap from the glass. Powerful yet elegant on the palate, revealing soft and warmed red and black fruits, bayleaf, and truffled mushrooms. Very enjoyable.

1 person found it helpfulMar 13th, 2020
Chantal Forthun

Winemaker Flowers Vineyard & Winery

9.3

What a treat. 9% Petite Verdot and it shows. Super balanced with a oft tannins. Thank you Opus team for the incredible tour!

What a treat. 9% Petite Verdot and it shows. Super balanced with a oft tannins. Thank you Opus team for the incredible tour!

1 person found it helpfulNov 1st, 2014
Mark Bright

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

8.6

Good bottle, young and tight, but always one of my favorites in napa

Good bottle, young and tight, but always one of my favorites in napa

1 person found it helpfulFeb 28th, 2014
Gordon Walker

Very nice Opus vintage, fruit had mostly faded but the cola, anise, coconut flavors are riding high. Nice tannic alcohol backbone balanced by some acid

Very nice Opus vintage, fruit had mostly faded but the cola, anise, coconut flavors are riding high. Nice tannic alcohol backbone balanced by some acid

Sep 29th, 2016
Sean Genn

Elegant, blackberry and spice. Subtle herbal notes. Nicely balanced but I was hoping it would be more expressive.

Elegant, blackberry and spice. Subtle herbal notes. Nicely balanced but I was hoping it would be more expressive.

Mar 26th, 2016
Adam Jesberger

Fantastic, more towards a peak age than i thought it would be. This is drinking spectacularly right now, tasting like a vinous bordeaux. Extremely lengthy finish.

Fantastic, more towards a peak age than i thought it would be. This is drinking spectacularly right now, tasting like a vinous bordeaux. Extremely lengthy finish.

Sep 15th, 2015
Alex Jones

Marketing/Development Kunni/Westerly Wines

9.1

Preparing for Napa. Best Cab had in a long time. Silky, with blackberry, black pepper, coffee, and dark plum. Great finish and acidity. thanks @Tina Dickinson

Preparing for Napa. Best Cab had in a long time. Silky, with blackberry, black pepper, coffee, and dark plum. Great finish and acidity. thanks @Tina Dickinson

May 10th, 2015