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2001 Opus One Proprietary Blend - USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley - Red

USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley

Red Proprietary Blend
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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 »

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92
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2005-2014 VF: 2005-2015
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 118
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Source Jancis Robinson
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Source Vinfolio
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Classic, lush and forward, it rivals the 1998 for approachability. Hints of licorice, black cherry and sandalwood make for a delicious release.

Author Jack and Cheryl
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Tasted On 11/27/2014
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Author jchrisc
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 93.939%
Tasted On 10/24/2012
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Author Ted M943
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Tasted On 04/13/2012

Fabulous! Best enjoyed with friends...

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Author Jeff
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 98.157%
Tasted On 09/21/2010

Sold 1 @ $150 to Norm

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Author JDF1960
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 86.765%
Tasted On 05/26/2009
Drink Dates 2005-2015
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Author secay
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Tasted On 09/05/2008
Drink Dates 2005
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Author Daniel B
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.286%
Tasted On 08/01/2005
Drink Dates 2009-2014+

Brilliant, crystal clear dark black cherry with thin and slow moving light to moderately pigmented legs. Fairly intense cherry and light oak (primarily graham cracker) shadings. A touch of vanilla, cedar, and game round out the wine?s aromatic profile. Surprisingly full and rich in the mouth for an Opus with cherry fruit and graham cracker flavors on the finish. Plenty of concentrated fruit (black cherry and chocolate) with good acidity and smooth well integrated tannin. The best young Opus I have tasted in years ? it appears they have finally found some fruit for the wine. A blend of 87% Cabernet, 6% Merlot, 3% Malbec, and 2% each of Franc and Petite Verdot aged in new French oak for 17 months.

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