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1997 Opus One Proprietary Red Wine Napa Valley

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$200.00

Ratings

IWC 89
WA 88
WS 94

Quick Overview

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, France...

Product Overview

Opus One was founded by Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Pauillac, France, 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.

Wine Details

Bottle Size 750ml
Vintage 1997
Varietal Proprietary Blend
Producer Opus One
Region Napa Valley
Appellation No
Color Red
Country USA
Featured Product No
Price $200.00

International Wine Cellarage (IWC) Review

IWC 89
Medium bright ruby. Slightly sauvage aromas of cassis, dark chocolate, meat, leather and black pepper. Stylish and sweet, with moderately dense, creamy flavors of raspberry, roast meat and tobacco. Rather sophisticated texture for California wine. I would have scored this wine higher were it not for its slightly drying tannins, which did not soften even as the middle palate grew increasingly silky with extended aeration.

Wine Advocate (WA) Review

WA 88
Now don't get me wrong, 88 points signifies a very good to excellent wine. But in the context of the vintage, not to mention what this wine should be, this is a disappointment. The 1997 tastes as if it were made from yields that were too high. They may tell you it is elegant and complex, but, truthfully, there is not much depth, and the wine will have a relatively short lifeline of 10-12 years. A dark ruby color is accompanied by a complex nose of plums, black cherries, currants, smoke, and leather. The wine reveals more new oak than normal for Opus, as well as medium body, good depth, dry, hard tannins in the finish, and little weight or length. Drink this over the next 8-10 years.-Robert Parker

Wine Spectactor (WS) Review

WS 94
A rich, decidedly earthy style of Opus, showing currant, anise, black cherry, mineral, leather and sage flavors that are focused and complex. Drink now through 2010. 26,000 cases made. –JL
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