Opus One 2016 Napa Valley
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Opus One 2016 Napa Valley
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The joint venture that started it all between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. This 2016 is another extraordinary Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. EXTREMLY LIMITED!!!Wine Spectator sco...
About Opus One 2016 Napa Valley
The joint venture that started it all between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. This 2016 is another extraordinary Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. EXTREMLY LIMITED!!!
Wine Spectator scored this 94 points saying "A focused, restrained style, with a steady beam of fresh red and black currant preserve flavors, laced with bay leaf, cedar and tobacco notes. An iron edge pierces the finish, while the fruit keeps pace. A bit more classically backward than its Oakville peers, so tuck this away in the cellar. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Merlot, Cabernet Franc and Malbec. Best from 2020 through 2038."
The Wine Advocate scored this 97+ and said "A blend of 77.5% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc and 1.5% Malbec, the Opus One 2016 Proprietary Red Wine was recently bottled in July and August 2018. Very deep purple-black, the nose reveals profound notions of chocolate-covered cherries, crème de cassis, blueberry compote and licorice with touches of tobacco, cedar chest, Sichuan pepper, eucalyptus and violets. Full-bodied, super concentrated and packed with black and blue fruits, the palate is built like a brick house with firm, ripe, finely grained tannins and oodles of freshness, finishing long and perfumed. This a very decadent expression of Opus One with a provocatively effortless harmoniousness that is truly difficult to resist."
Decanter Magazine scored this 98 points saying "Love the juiciness of this, right off the bat, rich deep black cherry rippling with menthol and eucalyptus notes, and these beautiful floral aromatics that Opus gets in the best years. A very classic style, touches of baked vanilla, rosemary and olive. Harvest 9th September to 12th October (starting off slowly then speeding up as the heat rose). 1% Malbec, 8% Petit Verdot completes the blend, 17 days skin contact."
James Suckling scored this 99 points saying "Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together."
- Bottle Size 750 ml
- Wine Type Red
- Country United States
- Region California
- Appellation Napa