Red

2005 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 115

  • ericindc Likes this wine: (91 points)

    January 16, 2017 - Very young, but considering the low acid, not sure how this will age. Good now, but better with food.

    Moderate black/red fruits, light green note, strong astringent tannins, light cedar/oak. Moderate body, low acid, very silky and smooth with the drying tannics.

  • DielTone wrote: (92 points)

    December 27, 2016 - Very good but a bit disappointing compared to other bottles and especially other vintages.

  • skurtz Likes this wine: (93 points)

    December 15, 2016 - Decanted at the Fairfax Hotel with Peter. Muted nose, berries and leather. Smooth and classy. Red cherries, mineral, faint hint of oak. Tannins fully resolved. Nice and dry. It seems much improved tonight as compared with my previous note in Jan. However, I still think this should be enjoyed soon, as it doesn't have the stuffing for long-term storage. Tonight with chicken wings and crab cakes.

    2 people found this helpful Comment
  • redknife Likes this wine: (95 points)

    November 20, 2016 - Birthday celebration at my place
    3 hr decant showed well

  • rocknroller wrote: (94 points)

    October 5, 2016 - Very dark red/purple color. Decanted for 1 hour. Drank 2+ glasses over 2 hours plus. 88% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5% Merlot, 3% Petit Verdot, 3% Cabernet Franc and 1% Malbec. Impressive. This was nicely put together and a classy drink. The nose has lovely fruits, bright cassis, black raspberry, and hints of blue fruits, a minty, menthol-like quality. The palate is texturally very suave and elegant, nothing overt or dominating, a medium full bodied wine with pristine fruits, cassis, creme de cassis, darker red berries, mint, fresh herbs, very sleek integrating tannins and long finish. Very polished. Drinking just great and certainly has legs to last.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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    Vintage Retrospective: 2005 Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon (May 2016), 5/1/2016 (link)

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    Opus One – Past, Present and Future: 1979-2012 (Jun 2013) (link)

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    May/June 2008, IWC Issue #138 (link)

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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
  • UPC Codes 6097253811020, 753604062034, 753604062058, 753604062102, 753604062126, 753604062973, 753604063055

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 47 (1%)
  • In Cellars 4,320 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,213 (22%)

Food Pairing

dark chocolate, fitet, roast

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