1992 Opus One

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 92 WA
  • 92 WS
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 55847-1992-750-3A
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 92

    The 1992 Opus One, a blend of 89% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Cabernet Franc, and 3% Merlot, offers a beautiful dark ruby/purple color, a big, spicy nose of cassis, lead pencil, and smoky oak, round, full-bodied, broad, fat flavors crammed with black fruits, soft tannin, low acidity, and a fleshy, full-bodied finish. This rich wine confirms just how fine these wines have become since the 1990 vintage.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 92

    Tightly wound, with firm tannins. The core of meaty currant, anise, cedar and spice tasted awkward, but all the ingredients are there for greatness. I expect this wine may take longer than most Opuses to reach its peak.--Opus One vertical. 24,000 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Self | Rating: 92

    Author: jchrisc
  • Self | Rating:

    Is probably at peak
    Author: Tricia Conover
  • Self | Rating: 85

    Past it's prime.
    Drink Dates: 2009
    Author: Fox Hollow
  • Self | Rating: 82

    so so
    Author: Robert S662
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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California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like Staglin, Beringer, Ridge, Mayacamas and Chateau Montelena in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. Chardonnay and Cabernet Sauvignon continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.

Collector Data For This Wine

  • 852 bottles owned
  • 257 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 86
    (Out of 257 collectors)