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Opus One, Napa Valley, 2010

Napa Valley, USA


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    DEC 97 VAG 97 JS 96 RPWA 96
    ST 95 WS 92 JL 95 JCL 94

Grape Variety
84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec


Winemaker Notes
“The Opus One 2010 is a beautiful vintage, with a nose revealing aromas of blackberry, rose petals, espresso beans and chocolate, along with earthy touches. On the palate, the tannins are velvety and well-rounded, coating the mouth with a silky texture and offering a pleasant hint of minerality. The dark fruit flavors are beautifully complemented by a well-integrated acidity, which predicts a fantastic potential for guard.”

“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.”


  • 97 Decanter

    A harvest lasting 30 days offered structure and tannins, deep and complex fruit with earthy nuances, still bursting with energy. (SS) (5/2018)

  • 97 Vinous Antonio Galloni

    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. (AG) (12/2014)


    One of the highlights among the more recent releases, the 2010 Opus One is flat-out gorgeous. Dark cherries, plums, graphite, cassis and pencil shavings are all woven together in a fabric of notable class and elegance. The 2010 stands out for its exceptional minerality, tension and pure power. Readers will have to be patient. This is a picture perfect rendering of this great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vintage.
    A. Galloni – Aug-2013

  • 96 James Suckling

    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. (6/2014)

  • 96 Robert Parker Wine Advocate

    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 M. Parker, Jr. – 31/10/2013

  • 95 Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar

    Good saturated medium ruby. Riper on the nose than the young 2011, offering scents of blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, licorice and leather. Wonderfully suave and silky in the mouth, with terrific concentration and aromatic lift to the savory dark berry, crushed stone and mineral flavors. Really stains the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Boasts great clarity and outstanding depth, not to mention a finesse of texture rare for California Cabernet. ‘Maybe my best vintage yet,’ said winemaker Michael Silacci. A beauty. (ST) (6/2013)

  • 92 Wine Spectator

    Offers both a rich, supple, seamless 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. Ends with dried herb, olive and savory notes that Opus fans will love, others perhaps less so. A classic Opus. (10/2013)

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

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