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Opus One Proprietary Red Napa Valley 2010 750ML

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Retail: $529.99
Our Price: Price: $439.99
You Save: $90.00 (17.0%)
    Points to Purchase:8800
    Points Earned:440
    Bonus Points Earned:0
    Brand: Opus One

    This Wine Is Rated:

    • DM 97 Points
    • JS 96 Points
    • RP 96 Points
    • WS 92 Points
    • VM 97 Points

    VINTAGE 2010:

    The 2010 vintage will be long remembered as a uniquely demanding year. Mother Nature was capricious and challenging in presenting us with tremendous variability – unseasonably cold days, untimely rain fall, and surprisingly sunny and hot days. While colder than normal, the leaves were able to produce the needed sugar, while the grape berries developed lovely and complex flavor and aroma components. Bud break and flowering were eight days later than the

    5-year average. Unexpectedly high temperatures in late August and September allowed the vines to finish the growing season very well. Having left the sufficient number of leaves on the vines so as to have a full canopy, our grapes avoided possible sunburn from this late season heat. The success of the 2010 harvest was assured when we correctly assessed the early maturity of the grapes and had the confidence to pick at the first sight of ripeness. Harvest began on September 23 and succinctly concluded thirty-one days later on October 23.

    Aromas of fresh blackberry, rose petals, chocolate and espresso accentuate a profound tapestry of fruity and earthy nuances. Round velvety tannins enrobe a silky texture with a slight touch of minerality. The flavors of dark fruit are enhanced by the well integrated acidity. The acidity and tannin structure promise a very long life ahead for this wine.

    • 84% Cabernet Sauvignon
    • 5.5% Merlot
    • 5.5% Cabernet Franc
    • 4% Petit Verdot
    • 1% Malbec
    • SKIN CONTACT: 19 days
    • BARREL AGING: 18 months in new French oak
    • ** Only 1 in Stock **

    The 2010 Opus One has become incredibly elegant and polished over the last year, while retaining its power, structure and intensity. Explosive throughout, the 2010 is every bit as compelling as it has always been. Hints of rose petal, violets, lavender and mint add nuance as the wine turns a bit brighter and more floral over time. Readers who can be patient will be rewarded with a fabulous wine, but the 2010 is pretty hard to resist, even today. This is yet another terrific showing from the 2010. - Vinous Media 97 points

    A harvest lasting 30 days offered structure and tannins, deep and complex fruit with earthy nuances, still bursting with energy. - Decanter Magazine 97 points

    One of the best ever from Opus, it shows beautiful blackcurrant cabernet sauvignon character. A powerful and poised wine with well-crafted tannins. Needs about four years to soften. - James Suckling 96 Points

    A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade ... and this is another one. Drink it over the next 20+ years. - Robert Parker 96 Points

    Offers a rich core of earthy dark berry and touches of rustic loam and dried leather scents, the latter of which give this a drying sensation on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2026.-J.L. - Wine Spectator Magazine 92 Points