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  • Country ranking ?

    461
  • Producer ranking ?

    30
  • Decanting time

    2h
  • When to drink

    2020-2035
  • Food Pairing

    Game

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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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Very deep crimson. Quite a meaty nose and then very sweet palate entry. Marked acidity, relatively lean. Not quite charming – but is this a question of time? Fresh and lively. But not especially long. First vintage actually at the Opus winery. When they pressed they saw there was lots of sugar left in the whole berry fermentation so long fermentation really added to the complexity of the wine. An elegant understated model for Michael Silacci to build towards.

  • 90p

Dark red with an amber rim. Wild, musky, fully resolved aromas and flavors of plum, currant, spices and leather, plus a suggestion of stewed tomato. Then surprisingly alive, even a bit high-pitched, on the palate, showing slightly tart acidity and good energy but only moderate nuance and pliancy. (A second bottle of this wine was a bit more truffley and less lively.) (13.4% alcohol; this was the first vintage made in today's Opus One winery)

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Oakville, Napa Valley
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