2016 Opus One
Region: Napa Valley
Cépage: Cabernet Sauvignon (77%); Petit Verdot (8%); Merlot (8%); Cabernet Franc (5%); Malbec (2%)
Size: 750 ml
Rating(s): 98 (RP); 99 (JS)
"Deep garnet-purple colored, the 2016 Opus One offers up bold, expressive black and blue fruits: warm black plums, black cherries, blackcurrants and wild blueberries with a beautiful undercurrent of lilacs, roses, fertile loam, underbrush and Indian spices. Medium to full-bodied, the palate is a tightly coiled spring ready to explode, with fantastic tension and wonderfully ripe, very fine-grained tannins, finishing very long with a mineral lift."
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