Opus One is a joint venture between the late Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Château Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux. From the onset, Opus One was conceived as a Bordeaux-style blend based on premium Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon, thereby merging French and American winemaking styles into a singular opus. After its debut in 1979, Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon, Napa Valley Wine quickly rose to cult status, and to this day it remains one of the most sought-after wines produced in the United States.
Winemaker Michael Silacci commented that usually the blends are finished in January or February after the vintage. This year, with the 2019s, he was still tweaking the blend, but he did mention that this is “pretty close to the final blend.” Deep garnet-purple in color, the 2019 Opus One leaps from the glass with notes of Black Forest cake, Morello cherries, mulberries, and fresh blackcurrants plus hints of licorice, wilted roses, Sichuan pepper, and iron ore. Full-bodied, the palate is jam-packed with juicy black, blue, and red fruits, framed by velvety tannins and background freshness, finishing on a compelling earthy/mineral note. Tasted as a barrel sample, this is a truly magnificent Opus One in the making! 99/100 points by Wine Advocate
With a custom-designed label or engraving, the Opus One Cabernet Sauvignon Blend makes a memorable gift for wine lovers.