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2016 Opus One

2016 Opus One

Producer:  Opus One

Region:  Napa Valley, CA

Country:  USA

Grapes:  77% Cabernet Sauvignon, 8% Petit Verdot, 8% Merlot, 5% Cabernet Franc, and 2% Malbec

Vintage:  2016

ABV:  14%

Vivino:  4.7
Drink By:  2047

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Occasional Wine Note:  Our 1st taste of Opus One was a 2012 that, believe or not, we paired with cheeseburgers. It was love at 1st sip. Yes, if you visit the Opus One winery for a tasting, it is a pretentious and stingy experience that will not leave you wanting, but there is no denying that this wine is special and just delivers year after year. There's lots going on here starting with the ripe jammy blue and red fruits balanced by layers of exotic spices and lots of hints of wood. This is a special wine.

  • James Suckling

    Critic Score: 99

    Fantastic aromas that are complex and complete with blackcurrants, blueberries and herbs, such as basil and bay leaf. But always subtle. Full-bodied yet linear and very refined with a very persistent finish. It shows drive and brightness. So refined at the end. Needs at least three to five years to come together.

  • Wine Advocate

    Critic Score: 98

    Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One bursts from the glass with ripe blueberries, black cherry jam and crème de cassis with hints of violets, dark chocolate, cedar chest and cardamom, plus a touch of charcoal. Full-bodied, rich and concentrated, the palate delivers layer upon layer of opulent stewed black fruit with amazing tension and firm, ripe, fine-grained tannins, finishing long with a whole array of exotic spices coming through.

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