1996 Opus One 750ml

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1996 Opus One
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Reviews For This Wine


 
International Wine Cellar | 92

Bright full ruby-red. Pungent black raspberry, leather, game, chocolate, espresso, pepper and fresh herbs. Juicy, bright and very concentrated, with crunchy currant, tobacco and dark chocolate flavors supported and amplified by a firm spine of acidity. Long on personality. Finishes with dusty tannins and excellent length.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 90

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Jancis Robinson | 17.5

Continued heat spells resulted in small, relatively early crop of very ripe berries.. Cabernet Sauvignon 86%, Cabernet Franc 8%, Merlot 3%, Malbec 3%. Skin contact 37 days, 19 months in new French oak.Slightly dull crimson. Especially aromatic. Very slightly soapy nose. Floral. Aggressively lively. Very sweet start to the palate, with lots of tannin. Very dry finish. Slightly gawky nose. Not nearly as balanced as the 1995.

Drink Dates: 2005-2015
Author: Jancis Robinson


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Score: 94
Author: jchrisc
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 07/12/2012
Score: 93
Author: jeric
Tasted On: 12/18/2010
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Author: Tallydoc
Trust Rating: 92
Tasted On: 08/11/2010
Drink Dates: 2000-2015
Score: 91
Author: Herbert
Trust Rating: 89
Tasted On: 06/14/2009

About This Producer


Opus One Winery was founded in 1979 as a joint venture between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The wine is a collectible, Bordeaux-style blend that commands some of the highest prices in the Napa Valley. The winery itself is a building that is meant to be an expression of the wine by mixing elements of classical European and contemporary California style. Opus also produces a second wine, a non-vintage Cabernet called Overture.

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