Opus One 2013, Napa Valley, USA
PRESS: James Suckling - 100 points. "The greatest Opus ever. Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit. Extremely persistent. So approachable now and enjoyable. But will be even better in 2019 and beyond."
Producer: Opus One
Region/Appellation: Napa Valley
Country Hierarchy: Napa County, North Coast,California, USA
Grape/Blend: Bordeaux Blend Red (79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec)
Wine Style: Red - Bold and Structured
Alcohol Content: 14.5%
The 2013 Opus One offers splendid aromas of blueberry, cassis, and blackberries. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit. Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate.