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 2012 Pre-Arrival
$244.99 ($255 List) 750ml
$119.99 ($135 List) 375ml
97 James Suckling
Glorious purity of fruit here with blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs and forest floor. Hints of mint. Full body, seamless tannins and wonderful balance. Tight and compacted tannins with beautiful fruit and great length. Hazelnut and chocolate. Goes on for minutes. One of the best Opus in years. Compacted and beautiful. Hard not to drink now but better in 2018. October 2015 release. This is 79% cabernet sauvignon, 7% cabernet franc, 6% merlot, 6% petit verdot and 2% malbec. (4/2015)
96 Antonio Galloni
Rich, powerful and seductive, the 2012 Opus One blossoms in the glass with superb textural richness and volume. Dark red and black fruit, smoke, cedar, new leather and tobacco all meld together as the 2012 shows off its personality. Fine, silky tannins support the huge, creamy finish. The 2012 has just been bottled, but it is superb. I expect the 2012 will offer a long and broad drinking window of pure pleasure. (12/2014)
Opus One Overture Pre-Arrival
$119.99 ($135 List) 750ml
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.
Pre-Arrival pricing valid now thru September 30, 2015, while supplies last.
Arrives October 2015. We reserve the right to limit quantities. No rain checks.
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