1979 Opus One

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 91 WS
  • 83 JR
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 55847-1979-750

This item is available by the case only

Total:
$925.00

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  • Jancis Robinson | Rating: 16

    Fully mature, brick rim but good depth of crimson too. Sweet, gentle fully mature nose. Not desperately intense but certainly eloquent enough. Quite a luscious palate entry with a bit of acidity showing now andÿsome dryness on the finish. As though this wine is going downhill but very, very slowly. Not especially alcoholic. Fresh, refreshing. Contrary to popular folklore, Opus claim they didn't poach fruit for this from the 1979 Robert Mondavi Cabernet Reserve because Lucian Sionneau of Mouton chose the leaner samples, leaving the fatter ones for Reserve. Only 10 day skin contact and he captured some of the press wines to mitigate this.
    Author: Jancis Robinson
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 91

    Tasted from magnum. Wonderful range of mature, complex dried cherry, berry, herb, cedar, anise and olive. Offers depth, polish and grace, finishing with firm tannins. Lovely now.--Opus One vertical. 2,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Walter Z
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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Collector Data For This Wine

  • 172 bottles owned
  • 80 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 90
    (Out of 80 collectors)