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2018 OPUS ONE NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED

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Opus One began in 1979 with a powerful partnership between two titans of the wine industry, Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild, with a shared dream of producing a single Napa wine dedicated to the pursuit of uncompromised quality. Their winemaking team captures each vintage’s character, perfectly balancing power, finesse, and structure, presented with brilliant definition.

Centered in the Western portion of Oakville, the winery’s Estate vineyards include 100 acres inside the highly celebrated To-Kalon Vineyard, complementing two other parcels surrounding the winery. This wine is consistently excellent, and in blockbuster vintages like 2018, words alone can’t do it justice.

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2018 OPUS ONE NAPA VALLEY PROPRIETARY RED

“Extremely perfumed and floral with lavender, lilacs and violets to the sweet, ripe berries, such as blackberries and blackcurrants. Some slate and graphite, too. It’s full-bodied, yet ever so balanced and refined, with super fine tannins that last for minutes. Fresh herbs, such as bay leaf and lemon grass highlight the dark fruit. The quality of tannin is exquisite with wonderful polish and refinement. Lasts for minutes. So wonderful to taste now, but better after 2026.”This is supple with clear ripe berry fruits, generous and fully ripe, tempered by white pepper spice and smoked cedar notes. It has a gentle but confident tannic frame and mouthwatering lift on the finish. This is focused and ready to drink and impresses with its rippling silk texture.
99 Points
“Very deep garnet-purple in color, the 2018 Opus One soars out of the glass with bright, bold boysenberries, warm cassis and ripe, juicy black plums notes, plus emerging nuances of lilacs, oolong tea, cinnamon stick, tilled soil and black truffles. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is packed with tightly wound layers of crunchy black fruits, supported by firm, grainy tannins and fantastic freshness, finishing with lifted fruitiness and on a lingering mineral note.”
98 Points
“Power and concentration from the start but with a lovely vein of cool blue fruits and an invigoratingly fresh core. Dark chocolate, coffee, blueberries and pomegranate combine to give a seductive nose and follow through on the palate with an immediate burst of juicy acidity and plush tannins. Layered and nuanced, the texture is striking, elegant and precise with juice that his the side of the mouth supported by oak spice that gently frames the overall feeling giving balance. Abundant in a sense but also reigned in making you want another glass straight away….”
98 Points
“…This deep purple-hued effort leans to lively, fresher side of the vintage but has a brilliant, utterly classic style in its crème de cassis and blue-tinged fruit as well as notes of lead pencil, candied violets, damp earth, and chocolate-like nuances. With a Pomerol-like elegance and purity, it’s medium to full-bodied and has wonderful tannins, flawless balance, and a great finish. It plays in the finesse-driven end of the spectrum yet is concentrated and seamless, with serious length. It offers pleasure today but should benefit from 4-5 years in the cellar, and my money is on it evolving for 30 years or more.”
97 Points

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Weight 3.2 lbs
Dimensions 11.5 × 3 × 3 in

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