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2003 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
91
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Drink Dates
Comm: 2011-2021
Bid
2 for sale
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Source International Wine Cellar
Issue Issue 130
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Source Jancis Robinson
Author PurpleTeeth
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 99.407%
Tasted On 06/10/2013
Drink Dates 2015-2023

Consumed after a 45-minute decant. There is no doubt this is a well made wine. It's balanced, and shows a harmonious blend of black, almost cocoa-like fruit, ample acidity (important when pairing with food), legs that don't quit, and a long, long finish. It's clearly built for aging. In fact, this bottle could probably go for another 10 years properly stored. Kudos to Opus One for making a completely "proper," textbook Napa Cab blend. That said, this bottle didn't rock my world as much as I had hoped it would. But, I believe with a few more years of bottle age, it will loosen up and begin to reveal its secondary flavors. This was my first experience with Opus One. It demonstrated its potential as one of California's "First Growth" wines, and I am richer for the experience.

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Author Todd7
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.078%
Tasted On 04/03/2012

Perfectly aged refined with soft edges. An enjoyable wine that is easy to drink. Nose is heavily alcoholic which is not the case when consumed. It confuses the senses.

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Author Zastrow Tiny Cellar
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 85%
Tasted On 07/28/2011
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Author Edward T707
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.226%
Tasted On 02/26/2010
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Author Ruben S
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Tasted On 07/24/2009

Just an OK wine for the price. Good but not memorable

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Author David W294
Site / Blog   Trust Rating 96.683%
Tasted On 08/01/2008
Drink Dates 2007-2020

Nice dark fruit, cassis, cedar. Should continue to age and drink nicely.

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