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1997 Opus One 750ml
1997 Opus One
USA - California - Napa - Napa Valley
Red / Proprietary Blend
1997 Opus One
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Professional Reviews

IWC
89

International Wine Cellar Author: Stephen Tanzer Issue: Issue 96

Medium bright ruby. Slightly sauvage aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, meat, leather and black pepper. Stylish and sweet, with moderately dense, creamy flavors of raspberry, roast meat and tobacco. Rather sophisticated texture for California wine. I would have scored this wine higher were it not for its slightly drying tannins, which did not soften even as the middle palate grew increasingly silky with extended aeration.

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JR
18

Jancis Robinson Author: Jancis Robinson

Very vigorous crimson. Looks exceptionally healthy. Still quite a 'buried’ bouquet. Big and bold and sweet on the palate delivering lots of pleasure. Quite powerful but at least there is fruit on the front palate to compensate for lots of very fine tannins at the end.

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WA
88

Wine Advocate Author: Robert Parker Issue: 132

Now don't get me wrong, 88 points signifies a very good to excellent wine. But in the context of the vintage, not to mention what this wine should be, this is a disappointment. The 1997 tastes as if it were made from yields that were too high. They may tell you it is elegant and complex, but, truthfully, there is not much depth, and the wine will have a relatively short lifeline of 10-12 years. A dark ruby color is accompanied by a complex nose of plums, black cherries, currants, smoke, and leather. The wine reveals more new oak than normal for Opus, as well as medium body, good depth, dry, hard tannins in the finish, and little weight or length. Drink this over the next 8-10 years. P.S. By the way, the price went up $20 and the quality has gone down.

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WS
94

Wine Spectator Author: James Laube

A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex. 26,000 cases made.

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Community Reviews

93

Stephen G41 Trust Rating: 96 Tasted On: 03/09/2014

Showing well but never wowed, this vintage no exception.

90

ChrisMus Trust Rating: 90 Tasted On: 10/18/2013

97

Wino Bruno Tasted On: 08/01/2013

Superb, great bouquet and aromas of dark fruit. Showed some aging, but held up great

93

Jonasty Trust Rating: 93 Tasted On: 12/06/2012 Drink Dates: 2012-2012

Oops, i think i may have waited too long. Still very silky, but fades quickly. It still had some complexity in the flavor, but i'm sure its on the downslide. Dont hold any longer, drink now or you'll be better off cooking with it.

93

jlamchugh Trust Rating: 86 Tasted On: 12/09/2011

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