Opus One Proprietary Red 2014 [1.5L]
(Napa Valley, California) - [JS 97, #62 Top 100 Domestic of 2017] [WA 96] [VM 95+]
Regular price $1,470.00 Sale price $979.97 Save $490.03
Notes from the Winemaker:
The 2014 vintage was precocious – marked by the earliest bud break in our history. Following a near-perfect growing season, harvest commenced on September 5 th just as the grapes reflected an ideal balance between freshness and concentration. The succinct harvest was completed on October 7 th.
Varietals: 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Petit Verdot, 6% Cabernet Franc, 5% Merlot and 2% Malbec
Skin Contact: 20 days
Barrel Aging: 18 months in new French oak
The 2014 Opus One exudes subtle aromas of fragrant florals, fresh garden herbs and forest floor that give way to a concentrated blend of red cherry, blackberry and black currant. Fine-grained tannins offer a velvety texture and complex structure that builds to a long, vibrantly fresh finish with a touch of mocha. Enjoyable now, the wine will delight for years to come.
Ratings & Reviews
97 Points, #62 Top 100 Domestic of 2017 - James Suckling:
"Mesmerizing aromas of flowers, bark, currants and blackberries. So perfumed. You just want to smell it. Exquisite tension and finesse with an almost Burgundian texture, yet it’s Napa in its soul with ripe fruit, stones, spices and Chinese tea leaf flavors. Savory and delicious. Drinkable but better in 2020. Available on October 2017." - (June 14, 2017)
96 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"Blended of 80% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Merlot, 5% Petit Verdot and 2% Malbec, the Opus One 2014 Proprietary Red Wine sports an inky purple color and nose of crushed black and red currants, black cherries and mulberries with touches of underbrush, sautéed herbs and pencil shavings plus a waft of spice box. Medium-bodied, finely crafted and with an energetic line lifting the red and black fruits, it has a bold frame of grainy tannins and a very long, earth and spice-layered finish." Lisa Perrotti-Brown (Oct 2017)
95+ Points - Vinous Media:
"The 2014 Opus One has turned out to be a gorgeous wine. Savory, tightly wound and intensely aromatic, the 2014 is going to need time to unwind, but it looks like it will develop along the more classic vintages here. The tannins are firm but also impeccably balanced. A sleeper wine for the year, the 2014 is shaping up to be a gorgeous wine that will handsomely repay several decades of cellaring. The 2014 is not an obvious Opus One, like the 2010, 2012 or 2013, but over time, I will not be surprised if it challenges or even surpasses some of those vintages. In short, the 2014 is a wine of tension, power and grace." - Antonio Galloni (Dec 2016)