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  • Country ranking ?

    570
  • Producer ranking ?

    14
  • Decanting time

    3h
  • When to drink

    now to 2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

The Story

Time is expressed in Opus One by the character of the vintage: sometimes with a personality that is highly defined and sometimes with a shade of difference quite subtle from other vintages.  Through the minds and hands of the vineyard workers we capture time and the essence of the season – coaxing concentration and tempering abundance.

Place is often defined as terroir and denotes the special characteristics that geography, geology and climate bestow upon a vineyard.  Place is best expressed in the mouthfeel of Opus One; it is the balance of power and finesse, structure and texture.

Complementing both time and place is the essential human element: the attitude, will and soulful attention embodied in the team of individuals who prune, harvest, cellar and embrace the vision of our founding partners.

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Vintage 2009

The 2009 vintage saw cool temperatures during bloom and maturation, with two short heat spells in September. The harvest began on September 21st and provided an exhilarating finish on October 20th after a record rainfall for October.

Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso. Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.

Varietals:
Cabernet Sauvignon 81%, Cabernet Franc 9%, Petit Verdot 6%, Merlot 3%, and Malbec 1%

Skin Contact:
20 Days

Barrel Aging:
17 Months in New French Oak

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Latest Pro-tasting notes

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Purple

ending

Long, Flavorful and Lingering

flavors

Blackcurrant, Raspberry, Toasty, Meaty, Earthy and New-oak

nose

Intense, Complex, Seductive and Refined

recommend

Yes

taste

Average in Acidity, Warming, High tannin, Balanced, Concentrated, Well-Integrated, Youthful, Full-bodied, Firm, Elegant, Toasty and Drying tannins

Verdict

Fine and Transparent

Written Notes

Deep ruby. Scented, nuanced, fruity, cassis, leather, floral notes, again graphite touch, almost a creamy note as well to the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, nuanced and layered, complex and more intense, long finish. 95

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Origin

Napa , Napa Valley

Vintage Quality

Above Average

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 Christer Byklum / Leading Scandinavian wine blogger, Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  Opus One 2009  ( Opus One )

Deep ruby. Scented, nuanced, fruity, cassis, leather, floral notes, again graphite touch, almost a creamy note as well to the nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, fruity, nuanced and layered, complex and more intense, long finish. 95

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