As many of our readers know, Opus One is a joint venture between the late Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux. From the onset, Opus One was conceived as a Bordeaux-style blend based on premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, and since its debut in 1979, it has remained one of the most profound and sought-after wines produced in the United States. Allocations of 2015 Opus One are reportedly down by 20% due to reduced production, so we're proud to offer the new release to our mailing list customers at the lowest price authorized by the winery:
Opus One Napa Valley 2015 750ml - $350 each
97+ Points Wine Advocate "Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 4% Petit Verdot, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec, Opus One's 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove, delivering a powerhouse of flavors and structure with a seductively plush texture. It opens with a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy notes of cinnamon stick, cloves and fenugreek with a core of cherry preserves, redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and warm plums plus hints of camphor, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and bold in the mouth, it fills the palate with exotic spice-laced black and red fruits, framed by firm, beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Although it is already approachable, allow it another 3-5 years in bottle for its myriad of subtle accents to fully blossom and then drink it over the next 30+ years. (LPB)" (08/2018)
Quantities are limited, so act now to add this Napa Valley icon to your collection.
In addition to the above, we also received an allocation of the new release of Opus One Overture NV. Only recently made available as a commercial release, Overture has been the second wine of Opus since 1993, following in the tradition of the great Bordeaux estates. Made exactly like Opus One and sourced from the same estate vineyards, the Overture is a classic Bordeaux blend, with Cabernet Sauvignon making up around 70%.