Opus One

Overture Napa Valley Red Bordeaux Blend

9.215 ratings
9.13 pro ratings
Napa Valley, California, USA
Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec, 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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Sipping Fine Wine

Opus One is a partnership by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of France and Napa Valley’s, Robert Mondavi. Beginning in 1993 Opus One created a 2nd wine, Overture, was only available at the winery, now in wine shops. A multi-vintage blend, about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice fresh fruit aromas, sweet and ripe. On the palate cherry and blackberry, with earthy tones, Bordeaux like, adding notes of cacao and vanilla oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with earthy mineral. Since no vintage, this wine could become old sitting on shelf. Pricey, other great wines for less.

Opus One is a partnership by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of France and Napa Valley’s, Robert Mondavi. Beginning in 1993 Opus One created a 2nd wine, Overture, was only available at the winery, now in wine shops. A multi-vintage blend, about 70% Cabernet Sauvignon. Nice fresh fruit aromas, sweet and ripe. On the palate cherry and blackberry, with earthy tones, Bordeaux like, adding notes of cacao and vanilla oak. Fine tannins, lingering ending with earthy mineral. Since no vintage, this wine could become old sitting on shelf. Pricey, other great wines for less.

1 person found it helpfulJan 15th, 2018
Steven Schwartz

Tartine lasagna dinner

Tartine lasagna dinner

Apr 7th, 2020
E & K G

This never ceases to amaze. It’s “just” a second wine but the high standards and consistency are outstanding. This was bought on release in 2012 (so despite it being an NV it’s probably a mix of the 2010-2011 vintage?).

This never ceases to amaze. It’s “just” a second wine but the high standards and consistency are outstanding. This was bought on release in 2012 (so despite it being an NV it’s probably a mix of the 2010-2011 vintage?).

Jan 1st, 2019
Scot Walker

Balanced, dark fruit and very smooth

Balanced, dark fruit and very smooth

Nov 17th, 2018
Mary He

Cocoa, plum, ripe fruits, hint of spearmint, oaky with smooth tannins

Cocoa, plum, ripe fruits, hint of spearmint, oaky with smooth tannins

Sep 15th, 2018
Rick Riddle

Black fruit, Cassis, vanilla with a hint of minerality. Bold almost syrup-like consistency. Long finish. While not big tannins, felt more Cab like than Merlot. Great with sharp Italian cheese.

Black fruit, Cassis, vanilla with a hint of minerality. Bold almost syrup-like consistency. Long finish. While not big tannins, felt more Cab like than Merlot. Great with sharp Italian cheese.

Mar 24th, 2018
Brian Mason

Best way to warm up with these crazy low temps

Best way to warm up with these crazy low temps

Jan 6th, 2018
E & K G

Pulled this one out of the cellar as a backup and it never disappoints. Ready to drink from the open and the strength of the 2012 (likely a mix of 2011/2012, given when we bought it). Great mix of fruit/tannins. #happynewyear #nye2018

Pulled this one out of the cellar as a backup and it never disappoints. Ready to drink from the open and the strength of the 2012 (likely a mix of 2011/2012, given when we bought it). Great mix of fruit/tannins. #happynewyear #nye2018

Jan 1st, 2018
Tim Schroeder

Yum! Lush, mildly tannic, full of concentrated grape and cocoa, a hint of green bell pepper, and dark berries. The Cabernet isn’t played up in this blend, so far as it can tell. A bit too alcoholic to drink endlessly, but a lovely treat.

Yum! Lush, mildly tannic, full of concentrated grape and cocoa, a hint of green bell pepper, and dark berries. The Cabernet isn’t played up in this blend, so far as it can tell. A bit too alcoholic to drink endlessly, but a lovely treat.

Dec 21st, 2017
Jim Takada

As always, great Napa red wine:)

As always, great Napa red wine:)

Dec 17th, 2017