Opus One 2009, Napa Valley, USA
PRESS: James Suckling - 93 points. "Aromas of orange peel, currants, olives and subtle rosemary. Full body with a beautiful balance of fine tannins and a fresh finish. Super-refined and beautiful. Better in 2015 but just drinking beautifully now."
Producer: Opus One
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast,California, USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot, 1% Malbec)
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 13%
Aromas of black olive and minerals underlie more traditional notes of dark chocolate, cola and espresso. Showing flavors of ripe blueberry, cassis and licorice, this age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a smooth finish and a slight grip of tannin at the close.