Opus One is arguably Napa’s most famous winery. It was established in 1979 as a joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi. Their goal was to craft a wine that combined the intensity and fruit purity of Napa, with the elegance of top Bordeaux. Today it is one of the most iconic and revered wines made in California, and the world. JAMES SUCKLING Longtime winemaker Michael Silacci and his team turned out two very beautiful wines in 2018 and 2019. Today, the 2018 comes across as a bit lithe. I imagine it will gain volume in bottle over time. The 2019, on the other hand, has more resonance and overall energy. ANTONIO GALLONI A very brief but very important offer, the much hyped and anticipated 2019 Opus One. I have been lucky enough to drink quite a few of these over the years, mostly thank you to two very close friends. Opus one takes what you think you know about Napa Cabernet and turns it on its head. So much has been written about this estate that today, I think, any spiel really only detracts from it’s legendary status. In great vintages this wine can be a masterpiece of elegance and finesse, met with concentration and depth. That seemingly paradoxical position that the very best of Bordeaux also encapsulate. Dense, powerful things that retain a sense of cooly fruited freshness. Harmonious is the word I think best describes great years of Opus One, of which 2019 is shaping up to be. If you love the truly magnificent wines of the world and you have not had a, properly mature, bottle of Opus, then you owe it to yourself to do so. I apologise for the brevity, and lateness, of this email but the wine was just offered to me and there is less than three dozen in total to go around. We do not want you to miss out and so I decided quick and to the point was best here. Cheaper than the last vintage as well. Why? It is not for me to wonder why.
VarietyCabernet Sauvignon or blend
Bottle Size 750ml