2000 Opus One

UNITED STATES / CALIFORNIA / NAPA
  • 84 WA
  • 89 WS
  • 85 IWC
  • Variety
    Proprietary Blend
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SKU: 55847-2000-750-3A
  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 85

    ($139) Deep red-ruby. Somewhat herbaceous aromas of leather and smoke. Lush and silky in the middle palate, with strong game and smoke notes but little sign of primary fruit. Then finishes with an offputtingly dry edge. A disappointing vintage for this wine.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: January/February 2004
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 89

    Firm and structured, with spicy currant, herb, dill and berry, picking up a cedary lead pencil edge. Finishes with a firm, rich core of flavors and tight tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Malbec and Petit Verdot. Tasted twice, with consistent notes. 22,500 cases made.
    Author: James Laube
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 84

    The 2000 Opus One marks the third straight vintage where this winery has produced a surprisingly feeble offering. Similar to several previous vintages, the 2000 reveals tremendously intense, horsy, sweaty saddle leather/locker room aromas, and lacks concentration. Neophytes might find some charm in this medium-bodied red's softness, sweet tannin, and easy-going red and black currant fruit. However, there is little depth or finish in this 2000. The cheesy aromas are not expected in a wine that costs $150. To date, this is the biggest disappointment of the vintage.
    Author: Robert Parker
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Author: Edward O88
  • Self | Rating: 91

    Author: Tj R
  • Self | Rating: 80

    Disappointing for giving it so much love for 11 years
    Author: Gfalls
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Full bodied. Smooth texture. Satin-like texture. Medium finish.
    Author: dcdiva
  • Self | Rating: 85

    I really wanted to like this wine what with the resources behind the venture. A disapointment, tasting like a aged Franciscan or other mid packer. The nose was weak Napa with some semblance of leather and pencil lead, really struggling to either break out, or more likely hold on for its life...at 9 years old. It washed out quickly with bruised fruit and just a weak delivery of flavor. The finish was more like London Broil than Dry Aged Rib eye, well below expectation. Boo Hoo
    Author: Cadby
  • Self | Rating: 88

    Lots of barnyard on the nose. The wine was just okay. It could have used more time. Tannins were still too powerful.
    Author: ChrisMus
  • Self | Rating:

    Nose was a bit stale, but the wine opened up and was outstanding--cherry, oak, and smoke.
    Author: jjgolfer
  • Self | Rating: 2.5

    Not as expected for such a premium wine.
    Author: jjhuss35
  • Self | Rating: 90

    Overall, not what you would expect from Opus One. With that said, it still showed some life with some firm tannins, and a 30 second finish. No need to hold on to for any longer.
    Drink Dates: 2011-2012
    Author: Jonasty
  • Self | Rating:

    ps:5
    Author: sinibp
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

  • 1737 bottles owned
  • 384 collectors
  • Average collector rating: 88
    (Out of 384 collectors)