Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend

9.3342 ratings
9.052 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
Fredrik Finn

Absolutely outstanding performance by the 2011 Opus One. Dense and concentrated with a mesmerising complexity, a fresh and vibrant core that keeps the wine very much alive with a penetrating sensation through an everlasting finish. The nose shows an multidimensional complexity, ranging from cassis, blackberries, lavender, through cedar, pencil shavings, coffee, cocoa powder before finishing with a gravelly sensation. The palate is marked by its high, yet powdery tannins with a good acidity with an athletic stamina that holds the complex profile a length that lasts for minutes. Drinks well right now but with plenty of life ahead.

Absolutely outstanding performance by the 2011 Opus One. Dense and concentrated with a mesmerising complexity, a fresh and vibrant core that keeps the wine very much alive with a penetrating sensation through an everlasting finish. The nose shows an multidimensional complexity, ranging from cassis, blackberries, lavender, through cedar, pencil shavings, coffee, cocoa powder before finishing with a gravelly sensation. The palate is marked by its high, yet powdery tannins with a good acidity with an athletic stamina that holds the complex profile a length that lasts for minutes. Drinks well right now but with plenty of life ahead.

Feb 16th, 2020
DAD Wine Lover

It needs more time in the bottle.......🍷

It needs more time in the bottle.......🍷

Jun 17th, 2018
Bill Bender

An exacta box is one of the top boxes 😏

An exacta box is one of the top boxes 😏

Jul 29th, 2017
Rebekah Wineburg

Winemaker Buccella Wines

8.0

Meh

Meh

2 people found it helpfulJan 13th, 2015
Cathrine Todd

Tasting '11 Opus One before release on market. Difficult vintage, late rainfall during flowing caused reduced # & size of berries & increased concentration. Lowest % of Cab S (71%) used in blend, the rest 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cab F, and %1 Malbec : Tasting note: smoky quality like Lapsang tea, strong herb notes w/ fresh cranberry, linear body, lots of structure, a wine that will make great old bones.

Tasting '11 Opus One before release on market. Difficult vintage, late rainfall during flowing caused reduced # & size of berries & increased concentration. Lowest % of Cab S (71%) used in blend, the rest 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cab F, and %1 Malbec : Tasting note: smoky quality like Lapsang tea, strong herb notes w/ fresh cranberry, linear body, lots of structure, a wine that will make great old bones.

2 people found it helpfulAug 20th, 2014
Mark Bright

Partner/Wine Director Saison Restaurant

9.1

Sort of austere vintage, interesting in a good way

Sort of austere vintage, interesting in a good way

1 person found it helpfulApr 4th, 2015
Cathy Corison

Owner/Winemaker Corison Winery

8.9

Tight, black currants, edgy, tart, green notes. Aromatic. For the long haul.

Tight, black currants, edgy, tart, green notes. Aromatic. For the long haul.

May 13th, 2017
Lauren Rosillo

Variedad por encima de todo pero muy bien expresada. Concentración y elegancia en mismo tercio. Muy rico!

Variedad por encima de todo pero muy bien expresada. Concentración y elegancia en mismo tercio. Muy rico!

Jun 27th, 2016
Rebecca Fletcher

Black cherry, dried herbs, bay leaf, roasted bell pepper, eucalyptus, and black olive. M- acid, m intensity. M+ firm tannin. Dark chocolate on the palate.

Black cherry, dried herbs, bay leaf, roasted bell pepper, eucalyptus, and black olive. M- acid, m intensity. M+ firm tannin. Dark chocolate on the palate.

Feb 24th, 2016
Ludovic Anacleto

Dusty, tight and a bit austere. A lot of pedigree here, slightly more on the old world side, this is a very serious wine. Would love a bit of exuberance and a bit more of an outgoing personality. To young perhaps?

Dusty, tight and a bit austere. A lot of pedigree here, slightly more on the old world side, this is a very serious wine. Would love a bit of exuberance and a bit more of an outgoing personality. To young perhaps?

May 31st, 2015