Opus One Proprietary Red 1995 (Napa Valley, California) 750 ml - [VM 93] [JS 92]

Opus One Proprietary Red 1995
(Napa Valley, California) 750 ml - [VM 93] [JS 92]

Regular price $655.00 Sale price $549.97 Save $105.03

VM93 JS92
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Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild, legendary proprietor of Château Mouton Rothschild, and renowned Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. By combining the great winemaking traditions and innovations of both families, the founders’ singular goal was to create an exceptional wine in the heart of Napa Valley. Opus One, like any great work, arose out of passion. Dedicated to uncompromised quality, Opus One’s sole purpose is to express this vision and passionate spirit for generations to come.

The VintageNapa Valley’s 1995 harvest was ideal in almost every respect. A long, cool growing season yielded a mature and balanced crop. Picking at Opus one began on September 22nd and finished on October 11th, a period of dry, warm days and cool nights. The fragrance of the 1995 Opus One is spicy and intense, with hints of cassis and raspberries and with nuances of well-integrated oak. Elegantly structured, the wine shows overtones of ripe fruit highlighted by a supple and generous texture.

Varietals: 86% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot, 2% Malbec

Ratings & Reviews

93 Points - Vinous:
"Freshly cut flowers, raspberries, anise and savory herbs jump from the glass in the 1995 Opus One. A beautifully bright, focused wine, the 1995 stands out for its high-toned aromatics and fabulous balance. All the elements are in the right place. This is a distinctly pretty, feminine Opus One that is all about grace. An attractive aromatic lift rounds things out nicely. Stylistically, the 1995 belongs to the wines of similarly high rainfall vintages such as 1986 and 2011..." - Antonio Galloni (June 2013)

92 Points - James Suckling:"Delicious aromas of chocolate, sweet tobacco, and currants. Full bodied and very soft, with velvety tannins and plenty of fruit. Interesting notes of iodine, lavender, iron, and plum. This is textbook stuff, holding on beautifully." (February 2011)