2012 Opus One US Red Blend
Winery: Opus One
Wine Category: US Red Blend
Grape blend: 79% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 6% Petit Verdot, 6% Merlot & 2% Malbec
Region: Napa Valley
State or country: CA
Cases produced: 28,600
KWG Score: 96.2 (based on 4 reviews)
Ken's Wine Rating: Excellent (95)
Review date: June 22, 2016
Wine Review: This pitch black colored wine from Opus One is initially a fruit monster. It opens with a very fragrant and attractive black currant bouquet with hints of minerality and blackberry. On the palate, this wine is full bodied, extracted, and very rich. The flavor profile is an extracted blackberry and black currant with notes of integrated minerality. I also detected hints of anise, cedar and black olive. The finish is dry and its moderate tannins linger and last for a long time. This Excellent wine will last for several years in your cellar. If you want to enjoy it now, I would decant it at least for an hour or more and then serve it with a well marbled ribeye steak. It actually showed best for me on day 3. Enjoy – Ken
Winemaker Notes: The 2012 Opus One effuses fresh dark fruit aromas accentuated by subtler notes of forest-floor and graphite. The wine’s round mouthfeel and satiny tannins wrap around classic flavors of cassis, blackberry and black cherry. This refined and age-worthy wine simultaneously offers a long lingering finish, with lively acidity and a sturdy structure at the close.
Organic status: not organic
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