Opus One

Opus One

Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon Blend 2009


Dark ruby in color with a reddish rim.

Nice nose of black currants, blackberries, black plums, cedar, licorice, chocolates, vanilla, earth, light vinaigrette, tobacco leaf, herbs, eucalyptus and peppercorn.

Full bodied and elegant with medium acidity and long legs.

Dry on the palate with blackberries, black currants, plums, cooked cherries, cedar, vanilla, espresso, tobacco leaf, earth, herbs, eucalyptus, spices, peppercorn and mildew.

Long finish with fine grained tannins and cherries.

This is a gorgeous Cabernet Sauvignon based Bordeaux blend from Napa Valley. Showing great complexity with a soft mouthfeel.

Good right out of the bottle, and better after 30 minutes of airtime.

This 13 year old will continue to age nicely in the next 10 years.

Nicely balanced, rich and extracted. Elegant and fruit forward.

Wine Spectator 92 points.

A good quality wine that will pair nicely with BBQ Meats.

A blend of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon, 9% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 3% Merlot and 1% Malbec.

14.5% alcohol by volume.

94 points.

— 20 days ago

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Outliner last night. I’ve never had a DHM that was even remotely approachable. This one came close though 3-5yrs wouldn’t hurt. — 2 months ago

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Overture Napa Valley Petit Verdot Blend

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— a month ago

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Worried about the light, “thin” first impressions… but never fear. No Brett..round and fruit forward… resolved tannins…a teeny bit missing acid, but a superb foil for Scottish Chateaubriand on this cold Edinburg evening. Juicy cherry with a hint of forest floor. One of the “good” bottles of older Beaucastel. — a day ago

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Wine Wednesday mixed with work travel. Who doesn’t love a cute little half bottle? This wine gives you rich, lush, full bodied Napa style. Wish this was older than 2019, but sometimes you get what you get and you don’t pitch a fit.

The 2019 One Point Five is 83% Cabernet Sauvignon, 12% Merlot, 3% Malbec, and 2% Petite Verdot.

Pairs best with anything after a day filled with questions and answers.
— a month ago

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Needed more air and as it opened up. Loved the nose. Lightweight. I’m giving this wine off the night just because I won’t have again and it set the benchmark for the night. So happy we started with this one. WOTNDWSE - Wine of the Night Despite What Said Elsewhere ;) — 9 days ago

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Shafer Vineyards

Hillside Select Stags Leap District Cabernet Sauvignon 2002

2002 vintage. Still that feminine style of Napa cab that just glides along after all these years. Two decades down and has at least 5-7 more years before dropping weight/texture. Harmonious and holding on to fruit in a light-medium body where you can tell it's cabernet vs initially thinking it's a zin, pinot, syrah, et al. Instructive in its' elegance and subtle staying power which is hardly a surprise given the wine's focus from day one. — 2 months ago