- Opus One
- Napa Valley
- Cabernet Sauvignon / Merlot / Cabernet Franc
- Case size
- Available Now
Goedhuis, August 2017
Deep opaque colour. The aroma exudes an abundance of dark berry fruits, with hints of cinnamon, liquorice and Moroccan spice. There is a touch of the Orient about this wine. The palate balances a deep concentration of flavours with a charming velvety texture. The flavours evolve from its dark black fruits into subtle vanilla and mocha, which provide richness and layered concentration. Plush and full, but without excess, it is a beautiful Opus One.
Antonio Galloni, August 2017,
The 2014 Opus One has turned out to be a gorgeous wine. Savory, tightly wound and intensely aromatic, the 2014 is going to need time to unwind, but it looks like it will develop along the more classic vintages here. The tannins are firm but also impeccably balanced. A sleeper wine for the year, the 2014 is shaping up to be a gorgeous wine that will handsomely repay several decades of cellaring. The 2014 is not an obvious Opus One, like the 2010, 2012 or 2013, but over time, I will not be surprised if it challenges or even surpasses some of those vintages. In short, the 2014 is a wine of tension, power and grace.
James Suckling, Auhust 2017,
Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it's Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020.
This small town north of San Francisco has grown up to be one of California’s most famous wine regions. It is home to opulent Cabernets and sweetly-spiced Zinfandels, grown across many sub-regions including Stags Leap, Rutherford, Oakville and others. Cooling ocean fogs roll in from the Pacific at night and burn off in the summer sunshine, keeping the region cooler than you would expect for its latitude, and help produce some of the best Californian wines. Napa wines have the concentration and structure to age magnificently.