Opus One Napa Valley Cabernets 2015


Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98 Points!
James Suckling 98 Points!

USA, California & Napa Valley
750mL
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Robert Parker's Wine Advocate 98+ Points!


"Blended of 82% Cabernet Sauvignon, 7% Cabernet Franc, 4% Merlot, 4% Petit Verdot and 3% Malbec and displaying a medium to deep garnet-purple color, the Opus One 2015 Proprietary Red Wine is a sexy, beautiful spice-bomb, with tons of cinnamon stick, cloves, fenugreek and pepper notes springing forth over a core of mulberries, plum preserves, blackberry pie and fragrant earth plus a waft of lavender. The palate is big, voluptuous and totally decadent, with velvety tannins and just enough freshness framing the rich, spicy black fruits, finishing with a lovely perfumed lift."


Lisa Perotti-Brown MW, Wine Advocate, November 2017


"2015 Proprietary Red Wine is truly an iron fist in a velvet glove, delivering a powerhouse of flavors and structure with a seductively plush texture. It opens with a deep garnet-purple color and wonderfully spicy notes of cinnamon stick, cloves and fenugreek with a core of cherry preserves, redcurrant jelly, blackberry pie and warm plums plus hints of camphor, lavender and cigar box. Full-bodied, rich and bold in the mouth, it fills the palate with exotic spice-laced black and red fruits, framed by firm, beautifully ripe, grainy tannins and great freshness, finishing with epic persistence. Although it is already approachable, allow it another 3-5 years in bottle for its myriad of subtle accents to fully blossom and then drink it over the next 30+ years."


Lisa Perotti-Brown, Wine Advocate, September 2018, 97+ Points


James Suckling 98 Points!


"Purity and brilliance on the nose with so much currant and flower character. Roses, currant bush and fresh leaves, too. Brightness is the word that comes to mind. Full-bodied and broad-shouldered. Juicy and so gorgeous now. Balance is so wonderful here. All about harmonious fruit and tannin balance. I like it slightly better than the excellent 2014. Drink or hold."


James Suckling


 

"It’s rich and fleshy, bolts of purple velour rolling out, or so it feels. Violet, mocha, cassis, blueberry. Full-bodied, fat and thick with ripe silty and chocolaty tannin, and for all the wall-of-sound black fruit flavour, there’s still an inner mouth-perfume that charms most convincingly. Long and full in the finish, with cocoa tannin and earthy flavours. A bolder, almost throbbing iteration, but super nonetheless."


Gary Walsh, Wine Front, 96+ Points