Opus One is the story of the shared dream of two men. Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. The joint venture that came to be called Opus One produced its first vintage in 1979 and opened as a winery in 1991.
Situated in the Oakville Appellation of Napa Valley, Opus One’s estate vineyard is comprised of 169 acres in four parcels, and is planted to the traditional grape varieties of Bordeaux: Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec.
Opus One is dedicated to the pursuit of absolute quality and the creation of a single wine of balance, complexity and power. Through our wine we share the pride and passion of attaining a rare luxury, and the delight of enjoyment with friends and family.
Opus One is dedicated to uncompromised quality and to expressing the vision and passionate spirit of its founders, for generations to come.
Opus One 2011 Pre-Arrival
$219.99 ($250 List)
Fresh aromas of bright red fruit, herbes de provence, bay leaf and cassis give way to subtler notes of black tea and white pepper. The wine’s round tannins and creamy texture envelop the familiar flavors of fresh cherry, cranberry, and boysenberry with a touch of dark chocolate. This polished and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a satiny finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.
71& Cabernet Sauvignon
9% Petit Verdot
8% Cabernet Franc
Beginning in 1993 and following in the tradition of great Bordeaux estates, Opus One created a fine second wine called Overture. Every acre of our estate vineyard is meticulously farmed with the attention to detail an singular focus required to produce Opus One. This scrutiny carries through the blending process and certain lots will not be included in the final Opus One blend. Yet, when these los are afforded additional time in barrel along with the added flexibility of blending across multiple vintages, the final wine achieves a remarkable elegance and complexity.
Opus One Overture Pre-Arrival
$109.99 ($125 List)
Overture displays a vibrant garnet color with expressive aromas of fresh red fruit. Notes of bright cherry and red currant are underpinned by more earthy tones of ground cocoa, cedar and vanilla. Extended barrel aging gives the wine an elegant texture accentuated by round tannins and a soft mouthfeel.
As a natural extension of the creation of the Opus One blend, Overture’s varietal composition will invariably evolve ased on the lot seelctions made for Opus One. Overture captures the essense of our estate across vintages and the exact blend and cellar approach will always differ from Opus One.
Overture is primarily aged in new French oak with small amounts of one and two year old French barrels. Always five Bordeaux varieties, Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec, make up the final blend with Cabernet Sauvignon always being predominant.
This is the first-ever commercial release of Overture! Since 1993, Overture has been only available at the winery and a few select restaurants. This release is a blend of vintages 2007, 2010 and 2011. Extremely limited availability.
Pre-Arrival pricing valid now thru September 30, 2014, while supplies last.
Arrives October 2014. We reserve the right to limit quantities. No rain checks.
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