2005 Opus One

- 1.5L
95+
RP
Availability: Out of Stock
$599.00
Availability: Out of stock
Product ID
47026-1.5-AS

Wine Critic Reviews:

The opaque purple-hued 2005 exhibits an extraordinary nose of violets, creme de cassis, charcoal, and spring flowers. Gorgeously pure, opulently full-bodied, with sweet tannins, superb concentration, and a low acid, ripe, tannic finish, it tastes like a top-notch vintage of ripe Bordeaux, but made in California. It can be drunk now and over the next 20-25 years. Bravo! Robert Parker

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Availability Out of Stock
Vintage 2005
Format 1.5L
Color Red
Country US: As one of the most prolific and innovative wine regions in the world, America is a joy to explore. Most wine connoisseurs will agree that the nation's finest and most compelling wines are being produced today, which means that we have front-row seats to one of the most inspirational stories in wine history. While other regions tend to focus on specific wine styles and have somewhat strict rules as to which varietals you could grow, areas like California have few such restrictions in place. As a result, creative visionaries behind America's most reputable estates have been able to develop compelling, unique, and innovative styles, with a level of terroir expression that rivals even France's largest giants.
Producer Opus One: Born out of thedreams of Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild to create the perfect wine, Opus One Winery is one of the most unique wineries in California, specializing in Bordeaux-based blends. Any wine that carries Bordeaux's influence also comes from a preselected set of varietals - like Cabernet Franc and Merlot. The flavors just ripple to all corners of your mouth, and you're left dumbfounded at the richness and depth on display. There's something about concentrated and dense dark fruits that carries a dignified, almost regal air, and the wine doesn't cut corners with the texture either - smooth as silk, with soft and gentle tannins. The slower you drink, the tastier it gets, and the stronger the grip the wine has on your heart.
Rating 95+ RP
Region California: With a history of wine production that dates back to the 18th century, California currently sits as one of the world's most prolific and reputable wine regions. With an area as vast as California, you can expect a colorful collage of terroir profiles, a series of microclimates, and micro-environments that give the wine a unique, memorable appeal. The region's produce is far from homogenized in that sense, and it would take you countless hours to sample all of it. While the region boasts scars from the Prohibition era, it went through what can only be described as a viticultural Renaissance sometime after the 1960s. At that point, California went from a port-style, sweet wine region to a versatile and compelling competitor on the world market. Today, no matter which way your taste in wine leans, you can find a new favorite producer among California's most talented. Notable sub-regions include legendary names like Napa Valley and Sonoma County, places that any wine lover would die to visit. California's quintessential warm climate allows for incredibly ripe fruit expressions, a style that provides a stark contrast to Old World-inspired, earthy classics. Even where inspiration was clearly taken from staple French appellations, Californian winemakers put their own unique spin on the wine.
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