2018 Opus One

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Winery Opus One
Vintage 2018
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14%)
Drink window 2024 - 2055
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The absolute winner from the house of Rothschild/Mondavi from Nappa Valley. Opus One from Nappa Valley is one of the very best vintages and can be compared to a top Pauillac. This vintage from Opus One has great purity with fruit with blackcurrants, blueberries, dark chocolate, fresh herbs. Full bodied with refined tannins. The wine ends with a long, layered creamy aftertaste. The wine is a Cabernet Sauvignon. Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot, Merlot and Malbec. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for the past 10 years. Drink it for the next 30+ years.

Parker 98/100 & 99/100 Suckling


Vineyard for 2018 Opus One

In the early 1990s, Baron Philippe de Rothschild, owner of Château Mouton Rothschild, was on vacation in the California Napa Valley. He was impressed by the opportunities for viticulture and asked winemakers who he could best meet. The name of Robert Mondavi was unanimously mentioned. Robert Mondavi had to leave his Italian family after an argument with his brother. He left for California in 1966, borrowed $ 100,000 and started his wine business. 7 years later he met Baron Philippe de Rothschild. The baron was impressed by Mondavi's passion and wanted to start a unique wine project in Napa Valley. Mondavi saw in this project a great opportunity to put Napa Valley on the map. In 1976, Robert Mondavi visited Château Mouton Rothschild to discuss the business aspects of the new project. They dined extensively and the wine flowed freely. To Mondavi's surprise, no business was discussed. At eight o'clock the next morning, he was invited to the baron's bedroom. The 66-year-old Grand Cru owner had a habit of doing business in his bedroom. His desk was also there. Both men discussed the new project that would unite the good of Bordeaux and Napa Valley. Mouton winemaker, Lucien Sionneau and Robert Mondavi Tim's son entered Mondavi's winery to determine the style of the new wine. It took three days for both winemakers to agree. Bordeaux and Napa had found each other. The first wine was named Opus and was made in 1979. It was an assembly of Mondavi's best wines. At that time there was no own vineyard or own wine company for Opus. A year later, the joint venture was made public and the name Opus One was born. During an auction in Napa Valley, a chest of Opus One raised $ 24,000. At that time the highest price for a California wine. Opus One became the first American ultra-premium wine. In 1991 the new winery for Opus One was built and the vineyard was built around the winery. Cabernet sauvignon, petit verdot, merlot, cabernet franc and malbec are cultivated in the 69 ha vineyard. Opus One is visited annually by 60,000 people who gain access only by appointment and for a fee.

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Type of Wine Red
Country USA
Region Californie
Appellation Napa Valley
Icons Icon USA
Winery Opus One
Grape Cabernet Sauvignon
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2018
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2055
Alcohol % 14
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
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Parker rating 98
James Suckling rating 99
Tasting Profiles Complex, Dark fruit, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Tannines, Full
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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