Opus One Napa Valley Red 2007 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake

Opus One Napa Valley Red 2007

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Opus One Napa Valley Red 2007
$599.00
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$499.00

SKU 10311

750ml

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A joint venture between Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, Opus One Winery was founded in 1978 with a mission to create a single Bordeaux style blend based upon Napa Valley fruit, mostly Cabernet Sauvignon. The Opus One estate is located across State Route 29 from the Robert Mondavi Winery. Rothschild's involvement in this project was big news in the wine world and cemented Napa Valley's status as a viable region for growing Cabernet Sauvignon. The 2011 is a blend of 71% Cabernet Sauvignon, 11% Merlot, 9% Petit Verdot, 8% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec.
Category Red Wine
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Region California, Napa Valley
Brand Opus One
Alcohol/vol 14.8%
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Wine AdvocateTwo of the strongest wines ever made at Opus One, the 2007 has terrific black currant fruit, licorice, incense, and subtle smoke, an opulent, even voluptuous mouthfeel, dazzling purity and texture, and a skyscraper-like mouthfeel. This is a sensational Opus One, with sweet tannin and impressive precision and depth. It can be drunk now or cellared for 25+ years.

Robert Parker, December 21, 2009
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Wine SpectatorFrom a ripe, warm, California-style vintage, this offers intense plum paste and cassis flavors at the core, with savory and tobacco hints adding detail along the edges. A cast iron note is buried on the finish. Strong and slightly muscular in style, but still shows the vineyard's DNA. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec.-Non-blind Opus One vertical (September 2019). Best from 2020 through 2035. 17,500 cases made.

James Molesworth, 2019
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Vinous(14.8% alcohol): Fresh red-ruby color. Medicinal kirsch and spices on the nose, plus a suggestion of rose. Wonderfully sweet and seamless but given shape and definition by lovely floral lift and firm acidity. There's something old school about this beauty, which has lost some of its baby fat while retaining its primary fruit character. Finishes with substantial tongue-dusting tannins and a repeating element of dried flowers. Still young but delicious right now.

Stephen Tanzer, May 2017

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