Red

2005 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 122

  • Loren Sonkin wrote: (94 points)

    August 9, 2017 - Some really interesting (and great) Italians (Primo Vino (Little Italy, Cleveland)): Certainly a wine that wine geeks love to hate. I have always said, it is a great wine, if a bit over priced. As other wines have skyrocketed past its price tag, I am not sure that is even true anymore in a relative sense. Anyway, Robert brought it over for us to open, so who I am to say no. And it was great. Purple in color. The nose has cassis, some cedar, spice and even a bit of a violet quality. On the palate, there are still some tannins but most are resolved. There is a nice depth and layering here. Not a powerful wine but plenty of fresh fruit. I think at the early stages of peak. No hurry but starting to turn into a mature wine. A nice treat.

  • YvesetJulie wrote:

    June 26, 2017 - Wow!

  • Mr Barsac Likes this wine: (96 points)

    June 11, 2017 - Noticeable brick-colour lightening at edges. Pungent aromas of truffles, rich compost and pencil shavings. Very soft, sweet palate of baked plums and syrupy cassis. Medicinal hint of cloves.
    Drinking well now, but perhaps a tad too short on aciditiy?

    [Blind tasted in Singapore, decanted 30 min]

  • Ranjan wrote: (96 points)

    May 27, 2017 - Excellent nose, subdued nose, long finish.

  • ozziewine Likes this wine: (96 points)

    March 17, 2017 - One of the softer Napa Cabs I've had recently...very subtle actually, and mellow.
    Thoroughly enjoyable with bright fruit, a great grape essence and very elegant.
    1-2 hour decant or one pass through the Vinturi upon opening. In a great drinking window now but seems like it can easily last a few more years.

    1 person found this helpful Comment
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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 4,379 (77%)
  • Consumed 1,288 (23%)

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Community Recommendations

dark chocolate, fitet, roast

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