Red

2005 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • > California
  • > Napa Valley
Drink between 2010 - 2021
CT93 132 reviews
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Community Tasting Notes 88

  • birdiefour Likes this wine: (96 points)

    August 16, 2014 - Very Bordeaux-like. Some lavender and lilac on the nose. Nice fruit, long finish. Still has tannins that concentrate in the front of the mouth. Drinking nicely now but can hold for another 5 years at least. Tasted alongside 9 other wines from 2005: Dehlinger, Clos Apalta, Mondavi Reserve, Spotteswoode, Robert Foley, Lail, Insignia, Sullivan Couer de Vigne, Merus. I thought the Opus was in the top two of the lineup.

  • vintagedds Likes this wine: (93 points)

    August 4, 2014 - Dark purple in color. On the nose dark berries, cherries, tobacco, and a hint of barbecue. The palate was full of dark berries, plum, and a hint of chocolate. The wine was very smooth with a fairly long finish with good tanicity. This vintage should be good for at least another 5 years.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (95 points)

    July 26, 2014 - DRank it 2012 at Belgo Belga in Düsseldorf with Entrecote and lamb caree, dark purple, darkberries, cherries, chocolate, tobacco, smooth and silky tanins, good acidity and well integrated alcohol, it is powerful but elelgant in his cab way, a lot of potential (50+5+13+18+9)

  • DBunk Likes this wine: (98 points)

    July 19, 2014 - Beautiful. On the nose black and red fruits smeared on leather with hints of cinnamon and pepper with sweet hickory and a whiff of smoke. Palate holds true with some macerated strawberries coming through and leather with velvety pleasing tannins on a wonderfully long finish. Delicious. I can see how this would last 5-10 more years (or longer) but this is so nice and its bounty is open. Drink up!

    Double decanted 20-25 minutes.

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  • aquacongas Likes this wine: (98 points)

    May 28, 2014 - fantastic, a had a few Opus one before, never really impressed, this time wow, mint and Eukalyptus, pure concentration 98-99, really love it, californian cab at is best, I know I rated this wine very high, but I has an aha ffect from the beginning

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Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2005
  • Type Red
  • Producer Opus One
  • Varietal Red Bordeaux Blend
  • Designation n/a
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion Napa Valley
  • Appellation Napa Valley

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 41 (1%)
  • In Cellars 3766 (83%)
  • Consumed 744 (16%)

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Who Likes This Wine

97% Like It  36 votes