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Wines

Opus One, Napa Valley, 2013

Napa Valley, USA

39,190

Out of stock

    JS 100 RPWA 97 VAG 97 DEC 94
    WS 92 JR 18.5/20 TWF 98 JLWC 98
    JCL 94

Grape Variety
79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 6% Petit Verdot, 2% Malbec

 

Winemaker’s Notes
“The 2013 Opus One offers splendid aromas of blueberry, cassis, and blackberries with highlights of rose, anise and baking spices. A creamy entry gives way to layers of complexity which unfold in the mid-palate with velvety tannins enrobing a center of concentrated black-fruit with juicy freshness. Elegantly balanced, the acidity and core structure deliver a persistent finish with hints of dark chocolate. The 2013 Opus One promises enjoyment for decades to come.”

Notes
“Opus One was founded as a joint venture between Château Mouton Rothschild’s Baron Philippe de Rothschild and Robert Mondavi, and in 1984 released its first vintage, the 1979. It has since become an international success and a landmark winery in Napa. Comprising 169 acres of vineyards in Napa Valley, they produce a luxury Bordeaux-style blend.”

Food Suggestions: Beef and Venison; Lamb, Game (deer, venison), Poultry

 

  • 100 James Suckling

    “The greatest Opus ever. Terrific aromas of crushed black currants, blueberries and flowers with hints of sweet tobacco. Roses continue to exude opulence and class. Full body, superb balance of ultra-fine tannins and vibrant acidity. Complex aftertaste of black fruits and citrus fruit. Extremely persistent. So approachable now and enjoyable. But will be even better in 2019 and beyond.”

  • 97 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    The 2013 Opus One, a blend of 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, and the rest Petit Verdot and Malbec, is a beauty. Velvety textured, without a had edge to be found, notes of crème de cassis, blueberry, subtle wood and floral notes gently rise from the wine’s dense purple color. Beautifully full-bodied and extraordinarily elegant and pure, this is certainly one of their great achievements over the last 37 years. The wine has an exquisite finish and can be drunk now or cellared for 25-30 years.

  • 97 Vinous Antonio Galloni

    Dark cherries, plums, smoke, licorice, new leather and menthol race across the palate in the 2013 Opus One. Firm yet also voluptuous, the 2013 has it all. The combination of fruit and structure is superb. Today, the 2013 reminds me of the 2010 when it was young, especially in its energy and pure power. The flavor remain quite primary, one of the signatures of this great Napa Valley vintage. (AG) (12/2014)

  • 94 Decanter

    Red and black fruits, graphite, incense and incipient cedar meld together in a youthfully reserved bouquet that should blossom in bottle.On the palate the 2013 is more seriously structured than its polished 2012 sibling, framed by savory structural tannins.This is built for the cellar and is the latest in a string of recent successes. A blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot. (8/2016)

  • 92 Wine Spectator

    Seductive and complex, with mocha, currant, plum, licorice, spice and cedary oak flavors. Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2028 (9/2016)

  • 18.5/20 Jancis Robinson

    “The product of 18 months in barriques and the same period in bottle before release. Dark crimson. Extremely intense and even savoury on the nose – much less obviously Napa than the multi-vintage Overture tasted immediately beforehand. This has real verve but also wonderfully supple tannins. Heady with an edge of iodine, this is the taste of luxury. (It’s not difficult to imagine how much discussion between winemaker Michael Silacci of Opus and Philippe Dhalluin of Mouton went into this.) (JR) (9/2016)

  • 98 The Wine Front
  • 98 Jeff Leve, Wine Cellar Insider
  • 94 Jeannie Cho Lee

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