Opus One Napa Valley Red 1994

$375.00
$318.75

SKU 28591

750ml

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Summer was cooler than average, extending the growing season and the 'hang time' of the grapes. The wines are long-lived and profound.
Category Red Wine
Varietals
Country California
Region Napa Valley
Brand Opus One
  • wa92

Wine AdvocateThis is an impressive effort from Opus One. The wine, a blend of 95% Cabernet Sauvignon, 2% Cabernet Franc, 2% Merlot, and 1% Malbec, possesses a dark ruby/purple color, followed by a generous, complex nose of lead pencil, toasty oak, violets, and black currants. In the mouth, there is a beautiful texture, soft, generous, low acid, full-bodied richness, and a stunningly proportioned, rich, intense finish. The influence of 18 months in new French oak casks gives the wine a subtle oaky note in addition to giving it excellent delineation. Because of the wine's softness and generosity, it can be drunk now as well as over the next 18-20 years.

Robert Parker, December 1997
  • ws88

Wine SpectatorA subtle, elegant, understated style, very Bordeaux-like in its range of flavors, with rich currant, anise and a hot brick wall of earthiness. The tannins are still big and chewy, but there's a lot of complexity, depth and persistence to the flavors.--California Cabernet '74/'84/'94 retrospective. Drink now through 2009.

James Laube, November 15, 2004