1990 Opus One

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 90 WA
  • 96 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 55847-1990

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  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 96

    Dramatic, with its ripe, rich, plush core of exotic currant, anise, cedar, vanilla and berry notes that are enormously complex on the finish. Delicious.--Opus One vertical. 20,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 90

    In a blind tasting, this wine did not fool many tasters when served blind. It was quickly identified as a California wine despite the fact that it is made in a Bordeaux-like style. The wine performed well, exhibiting a deep ruby/purple color, a lead pencil, grapy, spicy oak-scented nose, medium body, a tight, more compact texture than the Bordeaux, as well as more elevated and obvious new oak. Rich and ripe, as well as graceful, it stood out as having higher acidity than the Bordeaux. Although soft enough to be drunk, the 1990 Opus One is capable of lasting 15 or more years.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 94

    Remains complex and vibrant. Well-structured with medium tannins and a lingering finish.
    Author: sikora398
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

  • 778 bottles owned
  • 219 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 94
    (Out of 219 collectors)