"One wine of absolute quality. Opus One is the realized dream of two men: Baron Philippe de Rothschild of Chateau Mouton Rothschild in Bordeaux and Napa Valley vintner Robert Mondavi. Together, our founders set out to create a single wine dedicated to the pursuit of uncompromising quality. This singular mission shapes every vintage, today and for generations to come." - Opus One
"Opus One wines are some of the world's most coveted.
Opus One was conceived as the joint brainchild of Robert Mondavi and Baron Philippe de Rothschild, after they first met in Hawaii back in 1970. Their vision was to combine their expertise in Old World and New World winemaking, to pioneer a blend that was greater than the sum of its parts...
Grapes for Opus One wines are hand-harvested and sorted, followed by long maceration periods in stainless steel tanks. The blend is generally created using 95% Cabernet Sauvignon and 5% Merlot, which is barrel-aged in new French oak for 18 months, then bottle-aged for the same period of time before its release." - Decanter 2018