Red

2005 Opus One

Red Bordeaux Blend

  • USA
  • California
  • Napa Valley
Drink between 2011 - 2022 (Edit)
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Community Tasting Notes 124

  • Dtterry1 Likes this wine: (93 points)

    September 11, 2017 - Drink sooner than later, still good flavor and refined if not a bit muted

    1 person found this helpful Comment
  • GFWeaver wrote: (93 points)

    August 19, 2017 - This bottle is proof that Opus One requires time in the bottle. I had it several years back and was less than inspired. This time around I thoroughly enjoyed the wine. Bright ruby color. Savory undertones balancing the dark fruit. Nose was quite floral with a hint of tobacco and old leather. Love that stuff.

  • 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]

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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 4,367 (76%)
  • Consumed 1,317 (23%)

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Community Recommendations

dark chocolate, fitet, roast

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