2006 Opus One 750ml

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2006 Opus One
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International Wine Cellar | 93

($180; a five-variety Bordeaux blend based on 77% cabernet sauvignon) Saturated deep ruby. Cassis, bitter chocolate and sexy smoky oak on the nose. Dense and sweet but firmly structured, with lovely inner-mouth aromatic quality giving the wine sappy lift. Pure, penetrating flavors of cassis, lead pencil and bitter chocolate, with a sexy oak quality that I can only describe as Mouton-like. This is still quite tightly wound and will need several years of bottle aging to soften up (it won't be released until the fall of this year). "The biggest change here has been our independence," said winemaker Michael Silacci, who took over winemaking responsibilities with the 2004 vintage; previously former partners Mouton-Rothschild and Robert Mondavi were involved in crafting this wine.

Author: Stephen Tanzer
Issue: Issue 144

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Wine Advocate | 94

Not surprisingly, the 2006 is a bigger, more muscular, less charming effort displaying unbridled power, full-bodied richness, and notes of new saddle leather, black fruits, roasted herbs, and burning embers. Powerful and rich with sweet tannin, low acidity, and more structure and density than the 2005 as well as less nuance and complexity, the 2006 should be consumed over the next 15+ years.

Drink Dates: 2008-2023
Author: Robert Parker
Issue: 180

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Wine Spectator | 88

Smoky roasted game meat and herb notes turn dry and minerally, with an aftertaste of loamy earth. Picks up ripe cherry and currant midpalate, gaining depth and complexity. Ends with a sense of elegance, but also dry tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.

Drink Dates: 2011-2017
Author: James Laube


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Score: 97
Author: jchrisc
Trust Rating: 94
Tasted On: 04/27/2014
Score: 98
Author: keviclan
Trust Rating: 96
Tasted On: 10/24/2013
Score: 97
Author: olivierdongoc
Trust Rating: 75
Tasted On: 10/12/2012
Beautiful and powerful, just a lovely wine
Score: 98
Author: Pantox
Tasted On: 04/25/2011
More Vintages and Sizes of Opus One:

2009 (3.0L)

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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