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Average Retail:
$343.20 Details
W.Searcher Avg.: $343.20
W.Searcher Low: $288.60
W.Searcher High: $460.20
Avg Auction:
(of 9 listings - 24 months )
$270.60 Details
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Avg Marketplace:
(of 2 listings - last 12 months)
$275.00Details
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1996 Opus One Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
Producer Notes

Opus One Winery was founded in 1979 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The wine is a collectible, Bordeaux-style blend that commands some of the highest prices in the Napa Valley. The winery itself is a building that is meant to be an expression of the wine by mixing elements of classical European and contemporary California style. Opus also produces a... More »

Score
93
WS 88
JR 17.5
IWC 92
WA 94
Drink Dates
Comm: 2000-2015 WA: 2000-2015 WS: 2007-2012
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IWC 92
Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 90

Bright full ruby-red. Pungent black raspberry, leather, game, chocolate, espresso, pepper and fresh herbs. Juicy, bright and very concentrated, with crunchy currant, tobacco and dark chocolate flavors supported and amplified by a firm spine of acidity. Long on personality. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length.

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JR 17.5
Source Jancis Robinson
Drink Dates 2005-2015

Continued heat spells resulted in small, relatively early crop of very ripe berries.. Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Merlot 3%, Malbec 3%. Skin contact 37 days, 19 months in new French oak.Slightly dull crimson. Especially aromatic. Very slightly soapy nose. Floral. Aggressively lively. Very sweet start to the palate, with lots of tannin. Very dry finish. Slightly gawky nose. Not nearly as balanced as the 1995.

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WA 94
Source Wine Advocate
Issue 126
Drink Dates 2000-2015

This is one of the finest Opus Ones to date, offering a dark ruby/purple color, as well as a striking, intense bouquet of sweet licorice intermixed with blackberries, cassis, plums, and saddle leather. This seamless, full-bodied wine is more velvety-textured, opulent, and succulent than past vintages. The mid-palate is expansive and chewy. The long finish is filled with glycerin, ripe fruit, and sweet tannin. Drink this impressive, user-friendly yet richly concentrated effort over the next 15 years.

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WS 88
Source Wine Spectator
Issue Web
Drink Dates 2007-2012

Dark, rich and intense, with layers of currant, blackberry, cedar and spice. The flavors are still youthful, yet this turns drier and earthier from midpalate on, with a brambly sage edge on the finish. The best of four bottles.--1996 California Cabernet retrospective.

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Site / Blog   Trust Rating 94.175%
Tasted On 07/12/2012
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