Red

1994 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
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Community Tasting Notes 133

  • Collector1855 wrote: 96 points

    November 8, 2019 - Napa Cult CabSav 1994 dinner (Singapore): Expressive nose. Earthy, spicy, some pepper as well. A touch denser with a bit more oak then the Mondavi Reserve next to it. Very good balance here as well. Excellent showing.

  • Lockareff Likes this wine: 93 points

    November 4, 2019 - Served this for my son's 25th birthday. I agree with a previous reviewer that I should have opened it for his 21st. Decanted for an hour. Beautiful nose but the wine has a bit of funk. Opened up a bit nicer after 2 hours, but just not as enjoyable as it was 10 years ago. Drink up!

  • apg23 Likes this wine: 93 points

    October 1, 2019 - Improved my score from last tasting. More fruit forward than I remembered. Tasted alongside 1996 Petrus and 2000 Chapelle Ausone. It was the favorite of the night. Lovely, balanced and fruity.

  • steinersing wrote: 94 points

    September 21, 2019 - This from a good cellar showing well, freshness, way to go still

  • AllRed wrote: 92 points

    May 5, 2019 - Double blind, courtesy of our hosts, who opened and decanted this off its sediment in the next room. Fairly deep color with jst the slightest bit of bricking. At first pass this seems old world- nice currant fruit with a bit of tobacco leaf, spice and a good dose of barnyardy funk. Riper fruit on the palate than you'd typically expect if this were Bordeaux, however, so one immediately thinks of "old school" Napa producers. Plum and leather, showing integration and balance on the palate. The table was divided by the brett showing here, with some finding it too much and others, myself included, finding enjoyment in it. 92-93 pts for me, though your score will depend upon your tolerance for that bit of barnyard that this shows. At peak.

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    Opus One vertical, 9/13/2019 (link)

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  • By Antonio Galloni
    Looking Back at Napa Valley Icons (Oct 2014), 9/1/2014 (link)

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

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  • By Jancis Robinson, MW
    9/1/2004 (link)

    (Opus One Napa Valley Red) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 1998, IWC Issue #78 (link)

    (Opus One Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2012 (link) 93 points

    (Opus One) Very dark red violet color; rich, tart plum, tart black currant, pencil lead nose; maturing, tart plum, tart black currant, pencil lead, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

  • By Richard Jennings
    5/25/2003 (link) 93 points

    (Opus One) 1994 Cali Cabs Blindtasted (Screaming Eagle, Harlan, Bryant, Araujo, Abreu, Shafer HS) (Skirball Center, Los Angeles, California): Medium dark red violet color; lovely, elegant nose; nice berry, cedar, herbaceous palate that thins out mid-palate, soft tannins; medium finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 1994
  • 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 753604062027, 753604062034, 753604062041, 753604062096, 753604062102, 753604062126, 753604062997

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  • Pending Delivery 6 (0%)
  • In Cellars 2,513 (67%)
  • Consumed 1,212 (32%)

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