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1988 Opus One

  • 88 WA
  • 86 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend

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SKU: 55847-1988

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 86

    A very complete wine from a challenging vintage. Medium weight, with cherry, herb, tea and coffee notes, finishing with mellow tannins.--Opus One vertical. 14,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 88

    While the best Opus One to date is the 1987, the 1988 is certainly one of the finest red wines I have tasted from this uninspiring vintage. Impressively dark ruby-colored, it reveals an attractive nose of currants and smoky new oak. In the mouth, the wine is medium-bodied, with excellent concentration, a velvety texture, soft tannins, low acidity, and a smooth, attractive finish. Although it is hard to resist now, it should age gracefully for 7-8 years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 89

    Author: ChrisMus
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

  • 537 bottles owned
  • 136 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 89
    (Out of 136 collectors)