Opus One Proprietary Red 2010 (Napa Valley, California) - [VM 97] [JS 96] [WA 96] [ST 95] [WS 92]

Opus One Proprietary Red 2010
(Napa Valley, California) - [VM 97] [JS 96] [WA 96] [ST 95] [WS 92]


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This wine is the result of a partnership between Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild to create a Bordeaux style blend in Napa Valley.


Ratings & Reviews

97 Points - Antonio Galloni:
"One of the highlights among the more recent releases, the 2010 Opus One is flat-out gorgeous. Dark cherries, plums, graphite, cassis and pencil shavings are all woven together in a fabric of notable class and elegance. The 2010 stands out for its exceptional minerality, tension and pure power. Readers will have to be patient. This is a picture perfect rendering of this great Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon vintage. Drinking window: 2020-2035." (6/2013)

96 Points - James Suckling:
"One of the best ever from Opus, it shows beautiful blackcurrant cabernet sauvignon character. A powerful and poised wine with well-crafted tannins. Needs about four years to soften." (June 2014)

96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"A glorious perfume of sweet charcoal, truffle, black currants and spice box soars from the glass of the saturated purple-colored 2010 Opus One. The gorgeous aromatics are followed by a beautifully knit, full-bodied red blend (84% Cabernet Sauvignon, 5.5% Merlot, 5.5% Cabernet Franc, 4% Petit Verdot and 1% Malbec) displaying lots of spicy black currant fruit, medium to full body, velvety tannins, and not a hard edge to be found. The texture, length and richness are all impressive. This estate has been making great Cabernet-based wines for nearly a decade ... and this is another one. Drink it over the next 20+ years." - Robert Parker (Oct 2013)

95 Points - Stephen Tanzer's International Wine Cellar:
"(the blend is based on 84% cabernet sauvignon): Good saturated medium ruby. Riper on the nose than the young 2011, offering scents of blackcurrant, minerals, graphite, licorice and leather. Wonderfully suave and silky in the mouth, with terrific concentration and aromatic lift to the savory dark berry, crushed stone and mineral flavors. Really stains the palate without leaving any impression of weight. Boasts great clarity and outstanding depth, not to mention a finesse of texture rare for California cabernet. "Maybe my best vintage yet," said winemaker Michael Silacci. A beauty." - Stephen Tanzer (May/Jun 2013)

92 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Offers a rich core of earthy dark berry and touches of rustic loam and dried leather scents, the latter of which give this a drying sensation on the palate. Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Cabernet Franc, Petit Verdot and Malbec. Drink now through 2026." - J.L. (Aug 7, 2013 - Insider)