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VIDEO 022. OPUS ONE

July 1. 2011

Opus One is the joint work of Baron Philippe de Rothschild (owner of Chateau Mouton Rothschild) and Robert Mondavi (icon of Californian viticulture). Their shared vision, combined with a terroir that is superbly suited to Cabernet Sauvignon, resulted in the end of the seventies, an imposing ambassador of caliphs with a unique and extraordinary style. Each vintage is aged for 3 years before being ready for sale. In 2004, the winery Opus One was taken over by Constellation Brands and run today together with Baron Philippe de Rothschild.

Watch the interview with winemaker Michael Silacci of Opus One.

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Opus One 2005

Country: USA
Wine region: California
Locality: Oakville
Vintage: 2005
Classification: A.V.A. Nappa Valley
Variety: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot, Cabernet franc, Malbec

OPUS ONE
OPUS ONE

Opus One 2000 is a blend of Cabernet sauvignon 88%, Merlot 5%, Petit verdot 3%, Cabernet franc 3% and Malbec 1%. Opaque purplered-hued. A full impact of creme de cassis, fresh mulberries, cherries and hints of dark chocolate and mocha. Complex. A very soft mouthfeeel is combined with a quite opulent body. There is so much juice with supple tannins and a refreshing acidity. Elegant and cool finish. It reminds me of young Haut-Médoc. Now and through 2030.
July 2011

94 PS

Opus One 1996

Country: USA
Wine region: California
Locality: Oakville
Vintage: 1996
Classification: A.V.A. Nappa Valley
Variety: Cabernet sauvignon, Merlot, Petit verdot, Cabernet franc, Malbec

OPUS ONE
OPUS ONE

Opus One 1996 is a blend of Cabernet sauvignon 86%, Cabernet franc 8%, Merlot 3% and Malbec 3%. Dark garnetred colored with brown rays. Mammamia! Open and very aromatic. Intense bouquet of cassis, licorice, plums and some cigar box-aroma. Cloves and Pepper. Complex. An opulent and strong body with a really dense texture. Juicy and elegant. Supple tannins and balanced acidity. Amazing finish. Full of spices. Great aftertaste. Now through 2025.
July 2011

96 PS

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