Opus One - Red Wine Napa Valley 2015 (375ml)

 
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Producer Opus One
Country United States
Region California
Subregion Napa Valley
Varietal Proprietary Red
Vintage 2015
Sku 3705472
Size 375ml

Vinous: 97 Points

The 2015 Opus One is rich sensual and super-polished. That said 2015 has really shut down since I tasted it last year which is probably a very good sign for the future. All of the fruit intensity and ripeness of the vintage is evident but the wine feels a bit more compact and less exuberant than it did at the outset. Sweet floral and spice notes add a gentler touch as the wine opens up just a bit with air. -- Antonio Galloni The 2015 Opus One is a terrific example of the year. Super-ripe and flamboyant in style with tons of fruit pushed forward the 2015 has a lot to offer. Today the primary intensity of the fruit and some of the new oak need time to subside but there is a lot to look forward to. A rush of super-ripe red cherry plum mocha espresso and wild flowers build into the huge creamy finish. -- Antonio Galloni

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Wine Advocate: 97 Points

This wine was too much—too much like a caricature for me” winemaker Michael Silacci confessed to me while tasting the 2015 Opus One together again recently. “So when we took it out of barrel to prepare for bottling we added a few more components.” Medium to deep garnet-purple color it bursts from the glass with beautiful violets lavender rose hip tea and chocolate-covered cherries scents over a core of crushed blackberries black cherries cassis and iron ore. Medium to full-bodied the palate is wonderfully bright and crunchy with bags of fresh black and red berries and a wonderfully plush finely grained texture finishing long and fragrant. Composed of 81% Cabernet Sauvignon 4% Petit Verdot 7% Cabernet Franc 6% Merlot and 2% Malbec Opus One's 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove delivering a powerhouse of flavors and structure with a seductively plush texture. It opens with a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy notes of cinnamon stick cloves and fenugreek with a core of cherry preserves redcurrant jelly blackberry pie and warm plums plus hints of camphor lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied rich and bold in the mouth it fills the palate with exotic spice-laced black and red fruits framed by firm beautifully ripe grainy tannins and great freshness finishing with epic persistence. Although it is already approachable allow it another 3-5 years in bottle for its myriad of subtle accents to fully blossom and then drink it over the next 30+ years.

Wine Spectator: 93 Points

Pure, rich dark berry, plum and gravelly earth flavors are framed by spicy, cedary oak notes, ending long, clean and elegant, with just the right touch of tannins. Cabernet Sauvignon, Petit Verdot, Cabernet Franc, Merlot and Malbec. Best from 2020 through 2030. 21,600 cases made.